Monday, August 29, 2005
- Xinhua News Agency reports that “a woman who survived an air crash in the Peruvian jungle on Tuesday died of a heart attack in a medical center on Saturday, bringing the number of victims to 40. Ebely Gonzalez, 28, died of a heart attack due to serious burns she sustained in the plane crash, said doctors of the center whereshe was hospitalized.” NOTE: “During the crash, Gonzalez was with her one-year-old baby son Juan Carlos Valles who is now receiving treatment in the intensive-care ward of the National Children Institute.”
- Air and Business Travel News reports that “questions are already being raised as to the quality of the airline, a former military operation which became a proper airline in 1999.”
- New York Daily News (Nicole Bode) continues their coverage of the Vivas family and reports on the quinceanera party of crash survivor Joshelyn Vivas where “revelers honored the dead but vowed to keep on living.” NOTE: “Guests, some of whom traveled more than eight hours from remote Peruvian towns, burst into applause as dad Jose Vivas, 43, placed a tiara on his eldest daughter's head.”
- TANS Airline has finally placed a recognition of the crash on their website: a black ribbon.
Trans Amazon Highway: BNAmericas reports that ProInversión “is investigating a claim that a member of the consortium that won the concession to build stretches of the Interoceánica highway may have a civil case pending with the state. NOTE: “When Brazilian company Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) presented technical documents to be considered for the concession, it was required to include a sworn statement indicating it had no outstanding lawsuits pending with the state, newspaper Gestión reported.” ALSO: “The Corredor Vial Interoceánico Sur will involve a highway to traverse the continent, linking Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast.” See Also: ‘Trans Amazon Highway’ in August 19’s Peruvia.
Lourdes Still #1: Angus Reid Consultants reviewed the latest Datum International poll and concluded that Lourdes Flores Nano is “still the early frontrunner in Peru’s presidential ballot … 26% of respondents would vote for the Popular Christian Party (PPC) member in next year’s election. Former president Alan García of the American Revolutionary People’s Alliance (APRA) is second with 20%, followed by former head of state Valentín Paniagua of Popular Action (AP) with 19%. See Also: ‘Lourdes #1, Alan #2’ in August 24’s Peruvia.
PPK’s Challenge: Oxford Analytica reports that while “Kuczynski will give priority to citizen security and move ahead with privatisations despite the short period left in this administration” the new Prime Minister is “unlikely to pursue its agenda.”
Comrade Artemio Reappears, cont.: The Guardian and the Washington Post includes a summary of yesterday’s Reuters’ story on ‘Comrade Artemio.’ See Also: ‘Comrade Artemio Reappears’ in yesterday’s Peruvia.
Peruvian Injured in Haiti, cont.: The New York Times reports on Page A1 above the fold that “on Aug. 24, a Peruvian soldier stationed on the edge of Cité Soleil was shot by a sniper, according to a spokesman for the United Nations force.” It doesn’t mention anything else and it appears added onto the original story. See Also: ‘Peruvian Injured in Haiti’ in August 25’s Peruvia.
Trading with MidEast, cont.: Port2Port reports on the Israeli trade delegation in Peru led David Arzi of Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI). Their goal was to generate deals totaling $5 million over the next 2-3 years. “Arzi noted that the forthcoming trade deals will be in joint agricultural ventures, agricultural equipment, greenhouses and irrigation systems. … In a statement issued by the IEICI Arzi said that 29 Israeli companies began operating in Peru last year, and that 165 were operating there now, 21% more than in 2003. See Also: ‘Trading with MidEast’ in August 22’s Peruvia
Tsunami Reached Peru, cont.: The Associated Press (in New York Newsday) reviewed the study that suggested last year’s tsunami reached Peru. “The first tsunami wave arriving at the Cocos Islands peaked at about 12 inches, the team said. By contrast, waves arriving at Callao and Halifax topped 20 inches.” See Also: ‘Tsunami Reached Peru’ in August 24’s Peruvia.
Peru Grows with Lat Am: Pakistan’s Dawn reviews the economic growth in Latin America and says that “the rise in non -fuel commodity prices has favoured exporters of metals and agricultural products such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru.” NOTE: “Since 2004, a number of countries—including significantly Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay—have all experienced ratings upgrades.”
- Xinhua News Agency reports that “the national women's volleyball teams of Brazil and Peru, which ended first and second in the regional tournament at the Brazilian city of Cabo Frio, are the two South American teams with tickets for the World Championship of Japan 2006.” NOTE: “Peru defeated Ecuador 3-0 (25-11, 25-10 and 25-13) to finish second in the regional competition.”
- Reuters and the Times of London list Luis Horna up against Jose Acasuso (Argentina) in the US Open’s first-round draw.
- Reuters reports that “midfielder Nolberto Solano has been left out of Peru's squad for next month's FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela, increasing speculation of a row between himself and coach Freddy Ternero.” They also list the team’s list.
- Thoroughbred Times reports that “Apprentice jockey Zarella Ore was admitted to University Hospital in Cincinnati and will undergo surgery on Tuesday after a horse she was scheduled to ride on Sunday flipped in the paddock prior to the third race at River Downs.” NOTE: “Ore is a native of Peru and the niece of the legendary Teobaldo Vega, head instructor of the Jockey School of Peru.”
- BNAmericas reports that “a September 17 meeting has been set to decide the date for talks to restart on the controversial Río Blanco copper project in northern Peru owned by Britain's Monterrico Metals,” according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. NOTE: “There will be dialog between MEM authorities and the mayors of Ayabaca, Huancabamba, Jaén and San Ignacio about the Río Blanco project.” ALSO: “The decision to restart talks was taken at a meeting on August 25 in the office of minister Glodomiro Sánchez with provincial mayors, municipal authorities and community representatives.”
- The Chicago Tribune (Barbara Sherlock) offers an obituary for the Rev. Francis X. Grollig, the first the first chairman of Loyola University's anthropology department and former director of its Latin American studies program. “Colleagues of Rev. Francis X. Grollig say his anthropology classroom at Loyola University Chicago was like a museum filled with artifacts acquired during numerous trips to Peru and Mexico.” NOTE: “In 1964, Father Grollig received a Fulbright grant and spent six months living and working among the mountain-dwelling Aymara Indians in Peru. In cooperation with a team of anthropologists, he studied ways to integrate the Indians into the life of their country.” He was the author of Incaic and Modern Peru.
- The New York Times publishes an obituary of Andrónico Luksic, a Chilean billionaire who built one of Latin America's biggest business empires, died Aug. 18 in Chile. “Over the next 16 years, Mr. Luksic expanded into fishing and mining, and moved to Santiago, the Chilean capital, where his successful stock market investments helped him gain control of Empresas Lucchetti S.A., a pasta maker.” See Also: Luksic’s other obituaries in ‘People’ in August 23’s Peruvia.
OTHER: Ireland Online reviews a “trekking party in Peru, including four blind people, is this week aiming to raise over €150,000 to help train more guide dogs.”