Monday, August 22, 2005
Trading with MidEast: Israel’s Globe reported on an Israeli business delegation in Peru that “is likely to generate deals totaling $5 million over the next 2-3 years. ... With the help of the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, a delegation of 23 Israeli business people is visiting Peru as guests of President Alejandro Toledo. NOTE: “The delegation includes representatives of companies like Metal Tech, Merhav, Nirtal Security Consulting and Training, Plastro Irrigation Systems, Verint Systems, and Polysack Plastic Industries. The delegation will meet with Toledo, the Ministers of Trade and Agriculture, and Dr. Daniel Schydlowsky (Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo, COFIDE), the Peruvian development bank.
Trading with Far East: Malaysia’s New Strait Times (Balan Moses) reports on Peruvian Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary for Asia and the Pacific Basin, Martha Chavarri, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, to avoid questions about affairs back home. “The former ambassador to Finland would have had a hard time being updated herself on the latest in the political scene in Lima, dynamic as the developments may have been.” NOTE: “She was in town with a more positive agenda: to resurrect the dynamism of the Peruvian-Malaysian relationship before the 1997 Asian Crisis. According to her, central to this mission would be a visit to Peru by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Chavarri, who once worked in Chile with incumbent Peruvian envoy to Malaysia, Alejandro Gordillo Fernández, said Peru had a thriving trade relationship with Malaysia. ‘We can do it again. Our economies are complementary rather than competitive,’ she said. Peru has also asked Malaysia Airlines to extend its Kuala Lumpur-Buenos Aires flight to Lima.”
Death In Texas, cont.: The Dallas Morning News (Isabel C. Morales) reports that “Peru's ambassador to the United States will seek meetings this week with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the head of the Texas Rangers to express concerns as officials investigate the death of Edgar Vera. NOTE: “Ambassador Eduardo Ferrero wants to know whether someone is responsible for Mr. Vera's death and, if so, whether he will be held accountable, said Eduardo Rivoldi, the Houston-based consul general of Peru in Texas.”
Death in Colorado: The Rocky Mountain News (Colorado, USA) reports that Denver police have “identified a man and woman killed in a murder-suicide midweek in the 8600 block of East Dillard Place. Nickolas Zervas, 33, apparently shot his wife, Maria Ysabel Condorchua-Angulo, 37, then turned the gun on himself .” NOTE: “Condorchua-Angulo was Peruvian and had a 7-year-old daughter who was not at the home at the time of the shooting.”
Faulty Fire Equipment?: Desastres.org reports that “many Peruvian volunteer firefighters have complained about the purchase of Holmatro equipment. ... A fire officer stated for "Desastres.org" records that purchasing this equipment is counterproductive.” NOTE: “In Peru, more deaths are cause by car accidents than terrorism, one reason why many question manual tools purchase in lieu of hydraulic ones. According to the information, Peru procured 150 units of Combi Manual Tool Holmatro model HCT 3121, valued in US$ 2,296 each.”
- The Financial Times (Richard Lapper) reports that Peru’s new prime-minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is set to announce his government’s new legislative programme on Thursday.
- Candente offered a press release to report that “4,365 metres (m) of drilling in 13 holes has been completed in Phase II / 2005 on the Canariaco Norte Zone of the Canariaco Property, Peru. ... Candente's 2005 drilling is focusing on expanding the preliminary inferred copper and gold resource at Canariaco Norte.”
- BPZ Energy Signs offered a press release to report “it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Luz del Sur S.A.A., one of the largest power distribution companies in Peru. Under the terms of the proposed PPA, BPZ Energy will supply Luz del Sur with 90 megawatts of power under a 10-year take or pay contract beginning January 2007.”
- The International Sailing Federation reports on the closing of the XV Bolivarian Games saying that “Peru excelled to topple the other nations” in the sailing competition. NOTE: “With three Gold Medals, Peru put in an outstanding performance which no doubt will be an enormous boost for sailing in the region.” Cited were Tania Zimmerman, Maria Pia Benavidez and Paloma Schmith on the women’s team and Luis Alberto Olcese, Augusto Nicolini and Francisco Vizqauerra on the men’s team.
- Australia’s SBS Network reported that “Peru coach Freddy Ternero has named 16 home-based players for their World Cup qualifier with Venezuela on September 3. Ternero had already selected five of his foreign-based players for the trip to Venezuela - Martin Hidalgo (Libertad, Paraguay), Juan Vargas, Juan Cominges (both Colon, Argentina), Paolo Guerrero (Bayern Munich, Germany) and Jefferson Farfan (PSV Eindhoven, Holland).”
- FIFA reports that the “Black Starlets aiming to light up the Peruvian sky.” NOTE: “For what is their seventh FIFA U-17 World Championship, Ghana have but one objective: to get back to winning ways after a few years in the wilderness. Twice triumphant in six finals contested and third placed on one occasion, the Black Starlets will definitely be among the favourites to lift the world crown in the category. The Ghanaians earned their ticket to Peru by reaching the African U-17 Championship final last May. That match was lost in controversial circumstances to the host country Gambia and has left a feeling of unfinished business that brought the normally reserved coach David Duncan out of his shell: "We will prove in Peru that we are the best!"
- The Ledger (Florida, USA) announces that Maria Trogolo has asked for the donation of a keyboard for a church in the Peruvian Amazon.
Spanish Stuck in Huayhash, cont: EiTB (Spain) is reporting that four Basque mountaineers rescued in Peru, Eneko Arenaza, Asier Mediavilla, Laura Guey and Ekain Caigal “are in good conditions. They will undergo medical checking to determine whether they suffer from lung oedema. Arenaza and Guey are in hospital, the other two are on the way.” (See Also: 'Spanish Stuck in Huayhash' in August 21's Peruvia.)
Remembering Fuji: MercoPress reports that Michiaki Nagatani, “a Bolivian of Japanese descent was chosen Sunday morning by the centre-right Revolutionary Nationalist Movement, former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's party, as its presidential candidate for the December election.” Out of a sense of reporting obligation, the article concludes that “neighbouring Peru was ruled for a decade by a Japanese descendent president Alberto Fujimori until he resigned in 2000 during a visit to Japan where he still lives. Mr. Fujimori never returned to Peru because he’s accused of several charges of corruption and human rights abuses.”
Other: Korean Celebration: The BBC Monitoring Service reports from Pyongyang that President Toledo and “the Peruvian people always support the Korean people in the efforts for the reunification of the Korean penninsula.”