Sunday, August 29, 2004

Beer Wars: Reuters picks up a story in the Peruvian press about Colombia's Bavaria denying having sold its share in Peru's only beer maker, Backus to Belgian-Brazilian powerhouse Interbrew-Ambev. Said a Bavaria press release, "Bavaria categorically denies that Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston has been sold to AmBev or to any other company. Bavaria reiterates its confidence in Peru and its strong interest in continuing to strengthen its operations in the country and in the region." NOTE: "Interbrew and Ambev completed their merger last week. The companies said the new group will be called InBev and will surpass Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. to become the world's No. 1 brewer in volume terms. AmBev announced in February 2003 that it was entering the Peruvian market with a production plant and distribution network."

NYT Travel Correction #2: The New York Times added another correction to their travel story last week on the trains to Machu Picchu. "An article on Aug. 15 about a train trip to Machu Picchu in Peru referred incorrectly to the accessibility of the Inca ruins there. Hikers who camp overnight on the Inca Trail can reach the site by sunrise; it is not necessary to stay at the guest lodge nearby to do so."

LHorna Loses in Finals: Reuters reports on Luis Horna's victory over Paradorn Srichaphan in the Long Island Cup 1-6 6-4 7-6 "in a dramatic semi-final on Saturday." Later today, the Associated Press and Reuters reported that Horna lost to Lleyton Hewitt6-3, 6-1 in the TD Waterhouse Cup final.

Cienciano at Miami: The Miami Herald reports that Peruvian clup Cienciano will play the Argentine Boca Juniors at Lockhart Stadium next month.

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