Monday, September 24, 2007
- The best pieces this morning on Fujimori are found in the Los Angeles Times (which gives the story first-page treatment) and the Miami Herald.
- The Washington Post dedicates an editorial to the Peru-USA free trade talks that goes to a vote this week in the American Congress.
- Congratulations to TEAM PERU for reaching the World Group Play-offs in the Davis Cup! Congatulations to Ivan Miranda, Luis Horna, Matias Silva, Mauricio Echazu, and team captain Jaime Yzaga.
- 'In Changed Peru, No More Rejoicing For Fujimori' (Agence France-Press, Gilles Bertin) "A poll by Ipsos-Apoyo said that 72 percent of Peruvians approved of his extradition, while 35 percent believed that the former strongman still has a political future."
- 'Fujimori To Stand Trial in Peru' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Rights Groups Hope Fujimori's Extradition Serves As Warning' (Associated Press)
- 'Fears As Fujimori Returns To Peru' (Associated Press)
- 'Fujimori Returns To Face Trial In Peru' (Christian Science Monitor, Lucien O. Chavuin) with audio file
- 'Peruvians (Abroad) Skeptical Over Justice For Fujimori' (El Diario/La Prensa)
- 'Fujimori's Return Tests Peru's Garcia' (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell) "Garcia has been uncharacteristically silent since the advent of "Fujimori II." There was little sense of him savoring the humiliation of the man who succeeded him as president in 1990."
- 'Blood Era Haunts Jailed Ex-President' (Miami Herald, Tyler Bridges)
- AUDIO in Spanish: 'Interview With Barrios Altos Massacre' (Miami Herald, Tyler Bridges) re: Tomas Livias
- 'Human Rights Groups Claim For Fujimori's Extradition To Peru' (Pravda)
- 'Peru Rules Out Protection To Fujimori' (Prensa Latina) cites Mirko Lauer's LR column
- 'Ex-President Fujimori Arrives In Peru For Trial' (Reuters, Terry Wade)
- Profile: Former Peruvian President Fujimori' (Xinhua News Agency)
- 'Peru's Fujimori Under Constant Medical Supervision While In Jail' (Xinhua News Agency)
- 'Peru Reaches The Promised Land' (Davis Cup) "The final point set up an explosion in the court. The Peruvian team, security guards and lots of fans joined in one single storm of happiness and joy. Horna was lifted by the crowd and given a victory lap around the court with his teammates and the national flag."
- Peru Clinched A Berth In The World Group (Voice of America)
- 'Peru Reaches Davis Cup World Group For First Time' (Xinhua News Agency) "Peru's number one racket, Luis Horna, won the decisive point in a grueling four-hour duel. There is one singles match left to play, but Peru's team, captained by Jaime Yzaga, has already sealed entry to the World Group of the Cup."
- 'Pacific Arc Plan: Innovative But Challenging' (opinion, International Relations and Security Network, Zurich, Sam Logan) "Alan Garcia has presented a new idea for regional trade integration in Latin America. Seeking to unite Latin American members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Group (APEC), Garcia is advocating the idea of a "Pacific Arc" to promote Latin American trade with countries across the Pacific."
- 'Latin Gold To Raise $400k In Placement' (Latin Gold press release) re: Paron Gold project in Peru
- 'Progress On Trade? Congressional Democrats Signal Approval For A Deal With Peru' (editorial, Washington Post) "Much of the credit for the progress belongs to Mr. Rangel and Peruvian President Alan Garcia, each of whom showed considerable flexibility and political skill in recasting the agreement in a form that House Democrats could accept -- without sacrificing its tariff-slashing essence. They spent a good part of the summer dancing this minuet."
- 'Psychologists Help Children Traumatized By Peru Earthquake' (ASSIST News, Jeremy Reynalds)
- 'The Faces Of Peru' (Courier- Journal, Kentucky, Larry Muhammad) re: Kathleen Satterwhite; "Louisville photographer's posters generate aid for earthquake victims."
- 'Professor And Students Helping Earthquake Victims' (Next News, Hanna Hooge) re: Utah Valley State College professor Sara Ulloa
- 'Has The Meteorite Brought New Disease To Earth?' (opinion, RIA Novosti)
- 'Sea Exercise Targets Safety' (Miami Herald, Cammy Clark) re: TransOceanic XXII
- 'Buy A Laptop For A Child, Get Another Laptop Free' (New York Times, Steve Lohr) "Peru, for example, will buy and distribute 250,000 of the laptops over the next year — many of them allocated for remote rural areas."
- Alvaro de Soto Resigned (Washington Post, Colum Lynch) "One of [Secretary General Ban's] top Middle East envoys, Peru's Alvaro de Soto, resigned in May on the grounds that Ban's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process provides political cover for the United States."
- Washington Hispanic's Johnny Yataco (Washington Post, David Montgomery)
- 'Justice Is Their Only Goal' (Yakima Herald-Republic, Ross Courtney) re: Nestor Gabino
- 'Novelists Of The Amazon' (New York Times, Larry Rohter) "Mario Vargas Llosa has set three of his novels — “Captain Pantoja and the Special Service,” “The Green House” and “The Storyteller” — in the region. ... Santiago Roncagliolo, author of one the most acclaimed Amazon novels published in recent years, “The Alligator Prince,” had never visited the region when he wrote the book. Mr. Roncagliolo, a 32-year-old Peruvian, acknowledges in an essay that he was in Spain in 2001 “dying of hunger and in an unclear immigration situation” when he accepted a publisher’s offer to write a travel novel."
- 'Review: Devil In The Mountain: A Search For The Origin Of The Andes, by Simon Lamb (Danny Review blog)
- 'Another US Is Rising' (Red Pepper) re: US Social Forum "Javier Gallardo, a guest worker from Peru, explained that hundreds of workers like him had been brought in from Latin America for Gulf coast reconstruction. Their ability to stay in the US is dependent on their employers, whose details are marked on their passports."
- 'Teens Represent Iowa Abroad' (Des Moines Register, Megan Hawkins) "I got to listen to the president of Peru speak, the prime minister of Canada, and the prime minister of Australia, and you just kind of sit there and you're like, 'I'm in this room with some of the most important people in the world."