Tuesday, September 11, 2007
There's a full set of news this morning including:
There's a full set of news this morning including:
- an Associated Press assessment on how the quake impacted historic sites
- twenty years after Alan Garcia tried to limit the national debt payment, Bloomberg is reporting positively that the President is trying to bring down the national debt
- varying voices speak out on free trade; some say it's inevitable; others see some lingering roadblocks; voices include US Senator Grassley and Sentaor Clinton advisor Gene Sperling
- in Sunday's Peruvia, it was the Russians 'wooing' Peru in the headlines; today, Reuters says it's the White House doing the wooing
- the Wall Street Journal (Darren Everson) runs what seems to be a practical-oriented headline: 'How To Find A Pediatrician in Peru' but the information is limited. "In July, International SOS Assistance Inc., a provider of travel and medical assistance, helped evacuate a Harvard student and his brother from an area of Peru that had become unstable because of protests." (See 'Other' in August 23's Peruvia.)
- 'Earthquake Damage in Peru' (Associated Press) "Historic churches and colonial-era haciendas along Peru's southern coast suffered serious damage in last month's deadly earthquake. The quake badly damaged at least 173 churches, monuments and historic buildings, said the director of the state-run National Culture Institute, Cecilia Bakula."
- 'Hermanos Unidos Raise $700 For Victims in Peru' (Daily Sundial, California, Danielle Directo)
- 'Fundraiser Brunch to Help Peru Quake Victims' (Gulf Times, Qatar) last item; "The Spanish Speaking Ladies of Qatar, an expatriate group, is planning a fundraiser Mexican brunch-cum-cultural events on November 10 at the InterContinental hotel to honour and assist the victims of the August 15 earthquake in Peru."
- 'Peru Still Badly Needing Aid; Church Responds' (Mission Network News)
- 'Martha Davies Leads One Million Breads' (News Tribune, Washington, Joseph Montes) See website and blog
- 'US Embassy in Peru Posts Photo Gallery on Quake' (US Embassy in Lima)
- 'World Vision Provides Psychological Support to Quake-Affected Children' (World Vision, Ester Luis)
- 'Peru Plans to Cut Debt to Secure Investment Grade' (Bloomberg, Patricia Hidalgo and Alex Emery) "Peru will seek to cut its debt to 10 percent of gross domestic product in a bid to qualify for an investment-grade rating, President Alan Garcia said."
- 'Peruvian Mining Stocks Lead Latin Slide: World's Biggest Mover' (Bloomberg, Alexander Ragir and Paulo Winterstein) again - see 'Macro Economics' in Saturday's Peruvia. "Peru's main stock index dropped to its lowest in three months, led by mining companies, on concern that exports of raw materials to Japan and the U.S. will slow."
- 'Scotiabank Peru Kills Banco del Trabajo Takeover Speculation' (BNAmericas) Scotiabank Perú asked "to confirm or deny a report in Peruvian magazine Semana Económica published on September 2 saying its Canadian parent was planning to buy Banco del Trabajo."
- 'Peru's July Electricity Output Rises 12% on Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru: Telecoms and Technology Profile' (Economist Intelligence Unit)
- 'NatGas Price for Peru Petrochemicals Set In September' (Reuters)
- 'Copper Prices Rise, Peru Strike Threat' (AFX News)
- 'Industrial Metals Prices Slide' (Associated Press, Lauren Villagran) "Workers at Southern Copper Corp. mines in Peru are slated to strike on Wednesday but were in talks with management on Monday."
- 'Monterrico Aims to Negotiate With Anti-Mining Locals' (BNAmericas)
- 'MacMillan Announces Results from Aguila Drill Holes' (MacMillan Gold Corp press release)
- 'Peru Energy Market Profile' (Research and Markets press release and report)
- 'Booms, Protests Among Themes at Peru Metals Summit' (Reuters, Terry Wade and Marco Aquino) re: Arequipa
- 'Vena Resources Begins Drilling at Pucara Polymetallic Project' (Vena press release)
- 'Peruvian Miners Set To Walk Out This Week' (World Socialist)
- Peru/India Trade More Than Doubled in Six Years (Brazzil, Alex Sanchez) "The bilateral trade between India and Peru has shown a quantum growth from US$ 82 million in 2001 to US$ 190 million in 2005," observed Victor Munoz, the chargé d' affairs of the Peruvian embassy in India.
- 'Rising-Tide Economics' (Center for American Progress, Gene Sperling) "There is a principled reason why some progressives opposed CAFTA— where labor standards were seen as being weakened—and supported trade deals with Peru and Panama, where Democratic leaders achieved consensus on the enforceable labor standards."
- 'Bush Administration Pushes for Trade Agreements' Ratification' (Dow Jones, John Godfrey) "Hurdles for the Peru trade agreement have also cropped up. Democrats are questioning whether the country's amendments to the pact go far enough to address the lawmakers' concerns."
- 'Korean and Peruvian Presidents Discuss Economic Collaboration' (Government of Korea)
- 'GMA Urges Congress to Pass Peru Free Trade Agreement' (Grocery Manufacturers of America press release)
- 'Exports to South America Booming' (Latin Business Chronicle, Stephen S. Poloz) "Canada's exports are up 3% in Peru."
- 'Democrats Change FTA Views' (Latin Business Chronicle, Elisabeth Burgess) "Looks like we're gonna do Peru very soon," Meeks predicted, speaking to an audience at the Andean Development Corporation's annual conference on trade and investment, co-sponsored with the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Dialogue."
- 'Bush Officials Tout Trade Agenda, Woo Congress' (Reuters) "Supporters are focusing on the agreement with Peru, seen as the least contentious of the lot. Nick Giordano, who follows trade for the National Pork Producers Council, said a strong vote for the Peru deal could increase momentum for the other deals. Venable agreed: "Peru is going to be a barometer," she said."
- 'US Senator Grassley Urges Implementation of Trade Agreements' (Senator Grassley press release) Not to pass free trade agreement "would disillusion the people of Peru, Colombia, and Panama, who view the United States with friendship. Instead, we must act to strengthen our friendships and support our allies."
- 'US Back-Sliding On Americas Trade Deals' (Truth About Trade & Technology) "Panama, Peru and Colombia are among the staunchest U.S. allies in the Americas."
- 'Russian Minister in a Tour of Latin America' (Prensa Latina)
- 'Power Gaining Against American Militarism' (opinion, Washington Post Global, Ali Ettefagh) "From Peru, Brazil and Venezuela to Europe and Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey, many other governments and people have converged toward peaceful respectful for each other."
- 'Back Home, Things Are Even Worse' (InterPress Service, Daniela Estrada) " 'I can't go back to my own country because things are really bad there,' says Gloria, a 25-year-old Peruvian woman who came to Chile less than a year ago. ... The Committee of Peruvian Refugees in Chile asked the authorities on Sept. 2, National Day of the Immigrant, for a moratorium for illegal immigrants."
- 'Day Laborer: I Don't Let People Treat me Like A Slave' (Seattle Post Intelligencer blog, Monica Guzman) re: interview with Juan Carlos Savedra from Trujillo; links to the 'Trujillo Daily Photo' blog
- 'Kokatat Sponsors Expedition Amazonas' (Playak) "This is a complete traverse of the South American continent from the Pacific Coast in Peru to the mouth of the Amazon River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil."
- 'Machu Picchu: Why Go? Detours Off Peru's Inca Trail' (Los Angeles Times' blog, Sara Benson)
- 'Host of 2011 World Cup will be decided in October; France, Canada, Australia and Peru vying for the honour' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Put on the Brakes and Settle in For the 'American Body Shop' Sesason Finale' (Press Release) Characters in television show include "Luis (Frank Merino), a Peruvian immigrant who hides a complex and mysterious persona behind a presumed lack of English." According to the New York Times: "The shop specializes in the “undercarriage road test,” in which the American employees strap the shop’s token Latin American, Luis (Frank Merino), under a balky car and then drive it around."
- 'Recently I Married A Peruvian Woman' (Daily News, New York, Allan Wernick)
- 'Canadian Idol Eva Avila Visits Marymount Academy' (West End Chronicle, Montreal) re: Canadaian Idol 2006 winner, 'street musician Peruvian father'