Friday, September 28, 2007
CLASH OF CIVILIZATION?
- Welcome NAM blog readers - read news on free trade agreement below.
- Reuters (Terry Wade and Marco Aquino) reports on the Mascho Piro Tribe seen in Madre de Dios
- The White House Sends Free Trade Agreement To Congress
- The Fujimori story is analyzed by the Economist and by John Crabtree in Open Democracy
- The meteor story continues with analysis from Canada's CanWest News Service
CLASH OF CIVILIZATION?
- 'Little Known Indian Tribe Spotted In Peru's Amazon' (Reuters, Terry Wade and Marco Aquino) re: the Mascho Piros in Madre de Dios; accompanying photographs
- 'US Taken To Task For Indigenous Stance' (Prensa Latina, Cuba) "Guillermo Giacosa strongly criticized the United States in Friday's Peru 21 daily for its rejection of the recently approved Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
- 'On Being Savage' (Pop Matters, Marcelo Ballvé) "Paul Gauguin sometimes attributed his distaste for civilization to the fact that Peruvian blood ran in his veins. ... Gauguin later claimed a passion embedded deep in the Peruvian side of his nature impelled him to abandon his lucrative job as a stockbroker and his wife and children, for art and the tropics."
- 'Opinions Differ On Peru FTA' (California Farmer)
- 'Bush Extends Trade Adjusment Assistance Until Year's End' (Dow Jones)
- 'US/Peru Trade Pact Vote Signals Change In Democrats Stance' (MercoPress)
- 'Bush Sends Peru Trade Legislation To Congress' (Reuters)
- 'No To the FTA With Peru' (Upside Down World)
- 'Bush Sends Congress United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Legislation' (White House press release) "Tariffs on approximately 80 percent of U.S. exports will be eliminated immediately. This will help to level the playing field, since over 97 percent of our imports from Peru already enjoy duty-free access to our market under U.S. trade preference programs."
- 'Fujimori Supporters Rally In Lima Streets For His Release' (Agence France Press)
- 'Fujimori's Family, Supporters Rally For His Release' (All Headline News, Mercedes Rullan)
- 'Followers Of Peru Ex-President Fujimori Support Government Economic Policies' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak) "Congressional bloc of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori will continue to support the government's economic policies"
- 'Fugitive Returned' (Economist) "In trying to return to Peru, Mr Fujimori seemed to hope that he would again be greeted as a saviour. But Peru has moved on: in polls, a majority say they would never vote for him. ... it may be Mr Fujimori's fate to join Mr Montesinos and Mr Guzmán in the high-security jail he himself ordered built in a naval fortress."
- ESSAY: 'Alberto Fujimori's Return: A Political Tombstone' (Open Democracy, John Crabtree)
- OPINION: 'Peru, More At Stake Than A Minister' (Prensa Latina) A congressional "vote for the [Luis Alva Castro] could give credence to the widely held belief that Fujimori is receiving kid glove treatment because of their ties to the present administration."
- 'ASTAR Air Cargo, Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And DHL To Help Quake Victims' (press release) "We are thrilled to be able to work with DHL and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make this mission possible and do our part to help those in need in Peru," said Martin Godly, ASTAR's Managing Director Operations Finance and Community Relations."
- VIDEO: 'Sea Lion Hurt in Earthquake Goes Free' (National Geographic) 10-month old Uchi released into ocean
- VIDEO: 'Injured Sea Lion Released Back Into Wild' (ITN, UK) same video, different audio
- 'Chinese Donation To Rebuild Peruvian Schools' (Prensa Latina)
- Shakira Announces $40 Million Project For Peru & Nicaragua (Associated Press and BBC at the Clinton Global Initiative
- Shakira and ALAS Foundation Commits Help (Clinton Global Initiative press release) "Shakira and the ALAS Foundation commits to help relieve the effects of the natural disasters in Peru and Nicaragua through direct investment into the education, sanitation and water systems, and through a multimedia fundraising campaign in Peru featuring top Latin artists. The value of this public awareness and reconstruction program is valued at over $40 million."
- 'Berlin Meeting Raises $9.7 Billion For AIDS, TB, Malaria' (Agence France Press) "The executive director of the Global Fund, Michel Kazatchkine, said talks were now underway to write off debt owed by Kenya, Peru and Pakistan in a bid to help them too to fight disease."
- 'Peruvian Miners Will Begin National Strike Nov. 5' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Peru's September 25 Foreign Reserves Unchanged At $24.35 Billion' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's August Electricity Output Rises 9.7% Over Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru Villagers Attack Newmont Yanacocha Mine Duct' (Bloomberg)
- 'Rurelec Expansion Eyes Chile, Peru' (BNAmericas)
- 'Scotiabank To Buy 3 Banks From Altas Cumbres' (BNAmericas) including Banco del Trabajo in Peru
- Interview With Carlos Lorenzo, Soften Logicalis (BNAmericas) "After opening an office in Peru halfway through this year, Softnet Logicalis has been concentrating its efforts on reinforcing the Chilean and Peruvian markets."
- 'Peru's Banco de Credito To Hold Roadshow For $160 Million Bond' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru Regulator Authorizes HSBC To Open 10 Branch Offices' (Dow Jones)
- 'Backus Plans Further Investments' (Just Drinks) "Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus & Johnston has commenced its investment across Peru for 2007 and 2008."
- 'Northern Peru Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement' (Northern Peru Copper press release)
- 'Newmont Yanacocha Gold Mine Fine After Small Fire' (Reuters) "A fire apparently set by arsonists damaged a plastic water duct near the mine."
- 'Mobile Number Portability Timeline Published' (TeleGeography via BNAmericas via Gestión)
- 'Catalog Critic: Sofa Throw Down' (Wall Street Journal) "This week's Best Value is the soft, $249 baby-llama throw from Peruvian Connection."
- 'It Came From Space' (CanWest News Service, Margaret Munro) "A team of Canadian and Bolivian geologists have confirmed that a meteorite - not a wayward spy satellite or strange volcanic eruption -carved out a steamy crater in a remote corner of Peru last week. "It was a rock that fell out of the sky," says Lionel Jackson of the Geological Survey of Canada, who was working in nearby Bolivia and visited the site with five colleagues Saturday. Border police wouldn't let the geologists take their car into Peru, insisting on escorting them to the crater - then restricted them to a half-hour visit."
- '2009 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration To Start October 3' (US State Department press release) Peruvians "are not eligible to apply because those nations sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the previous five years."
- 'Mother Granted Temporary Custody In International Custody Case' (ABC-30 TV, California, Jessica Peres) see accompanying video
- 'Lawsuit Against County Prison Guards Withdrawn' (Patriot News, Pennsylvania, Garry Lenton) "The attorney for a man wanted for questioning in the death of his wife in Peru said publicity about the case forced him to withdraw a suit the man had against the Dauphin County Prison. William Trickett Smith II claimed correctional officers used excessive force against him because of his Muslim beliefs."
- 'Alpacas Sold In £1 million Deal' (Sussex Express, UK) "There have been restrictions on the numbers which could be taken from their home country of Peru, and Australia and the US are the leading exporters."
- 'Human Rights Council Discusses Implementation Of Vienna Declaration' (UN Human Rights Council) "Alejandro Neyra Sanchez (Peru) said Peru was concerned about the situation of human rights in Myanmar."
- 'Julio Rey de Castro, 27, Artist (Washington Post) Part of the Post's Voces del Pueblo/Hispanic Voices
- Peruko Ccopacatty Opens 'Lost Ancient Empire' Show (The Day, Connecticut) Ccopacatty mural "depicts the destruction of the Inca empire"
- Images Of Peru, Photo Exhibit by Barry Kass (Times Herald-Record, New York, Germain Lussier) through Oct 29 "Anthropologist Barry Kass offers "an up-close and personal view of indigenous Peruvians"
- Treasures Of Peru's Amazon Jungle (Star-Telegram, Texas, Mark Lowry)"Featuring photographs of the Peruvian Amazon by photographer Diane Simons Lovell at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center; through Nov. 2.
- REVIEW: 'The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann' (The Shield, Univ of Southern Indiana, Matt Wolber) "In Peru, they barely even teach the age of the Incas, relegated to prehistory."
- 'Loreto Panda Corydoras Named Ortegai' (Practical Fishkeeping) "A new species of Corydoras catfish has been described from the Putumayo River in Peru. The new species is named Corydoras ortegai and its description by Marcelo Britto, Flávio Lima and Max Hidalgo is published in the latest issue of the journal Neotropical Ichthyology."
- 'Corydoras ortegai, a new species of corydoradine catfish from the lower río Putumayo in Peru (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae)' (Neotropical Ichthyology, Vol. 5, No. 3)
- 'Prado Begins Therapy; Could Ride In Two Weeks' (Blood Horse, Claire Novak) "Jockey Edgar Prado, sidelined with a broken right ankle from a Sept. 1 racing accident at Saratoga, began physical therapy Sept. 28 and may get back on horses within two weeks."
- Peru Set Up Against Spain In Davis Cup 2008 (Sports Network)
- 'Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco: Hotel Watch' (Telegraph, UK, Diana McAdam) "Celebrity visitors have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira, princes and presidents. The Monasterio attracts large groups of well-heeled westerners doing Peru in style."
- Pisco Sour Restaurant Opens In South Carolina (Greenville News, Stacie Nichols)
- 'Home and Church Go Up In Flames By Lightning' (Athens Banner-Herald, Joe Johnson) re: Rosa Linhart's mothers' Peruvian passport
- 'Admirer Of History Is Honored For Her Own' (Charlotte Observer, Kat Greene) re: Lucia Zapata Griffith is Business Woman Of the Year