Saturday, September 29, 2007
There are less articles today but several ones of note including:
There are less articles today but several ones of note including:
- Juan Diego Flórez' new album, Arias for Rubini, is reviewed with aplomb in The Telegraph
- The US Chamber Of Commerce pulls out all the stops on behalf of the FTA (and the National Pork Producers Council also does its part)
- Finally, the meteorite story gets some strong analytical review from the New Scientist (Jeff Hecht) with accompanying photographs; and a 6-page report (in English) from the Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (Luisa Macedo F. and Jose Machare O.)
- 'Ambassador Of Peru To Give Luncheon Address At Capitol Hill' (US Chamber Of Commerce press release) "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's TradeRoots program, and several partner sponsors, will hold a small business fly-in October 2 at 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for business representatives from across the United States. These small business owners will come to the nation's capitol to share their success stories trading with Peru. They will have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress, as well as other senior administrative officials, and rally support for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. Ambassador of Peru to the U.S., H.E. Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos will give the luncheon address at the Chamber's Capitol Hill Townhouse. Congress is expected to vote on the Peru trade agreement in early to mid October."
- 'National Pork Producers Council Urges Action on Peru Trade Agreement' (NPPC press release) "At an event attended by USDA Acting Secretary Chuck Conner, the National Pork Producers Council today called on Congress to approve a free trade agreement between the United States and Peru that will benefit U.S. pork producers. Under the Peru TPA, tariffs would be reduced on all pork products, with some products receiving unlimited duty-free access on implementation of the agreement and many other products getting reductions over a five-year period."
- 'Mysteries Remain Over Peru Meteorite Impact' (New Scientist, Jeff Hecht) with accompanying photographs; "Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed. The object that exploded and formed a crater that emitted mysterious gases in Peru on 15 September was a meteorite that hit soil where the subsurface water table was high, according to the first official report from geologists who have returned from the scene."
- 'Carancas Metorite Fall: Official INGEMMET Initial Report' (Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico Luisa Macedo F. and Jose Machare O.)
- VIDEO: 'Sea Lion Saved From Peru Quake' (BBC, Andrew Humphrey) same video as yesterday's ITN and National Geographic but different audio
- 'Banco Azteca Adds Branches In Peru' (Bloomberg, Adriana Arai and Karla Palomo)
- 'Interview With Raúl de Andrea, APESEG' (BNAmericas) "Hand in hand with a booming economy, the Peruvian insurance industry grew by 10% in 2006 to US$1.1bn over the previous year after rising 7% in 2005."
- 'Papa John's To Add Restaurants In Peru' (Planet Retail) "Papa John’s plans to open five new restaurants in Peru during 2008, in Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Libertad, Chiclayo and Lambayeque. Papa John’s will also concentrate restaurant openings in the province of Lima, where it already has eight outlets. Two more restaurants in Camacho and Jesus Maria in Lima were opened on 19 September 2007."
- 'Lost Siqueiros Mural To Be Restored' (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell) In a Column One profile of David Alfaro Siquerios and his wife Blanca Luz Brum: "Blanca Luz Brum had left her convent school to run off with a vanguard Peruvian poet, Juan Parra del Riego. He succumbed to tuberculosis a few days after the couple's son, Eduardo, was born, leaving her a widow at age 20. After Parra's death, Brum gravitated to Lima's leftist political circles, writing poetry and contributing to avant-garde magazines. She fled Peru amid a political crackdown that resulted in the jailing of her then-compañero, Cesar Miro Quesada, a poet and activist who was also the scion of a Peruvian publishing empire."
- 'F. Peter Gregorio, Foreign Service Officer Died' (Washington Post) He and his wife, Gertrude Nina Gregorio served in Peru in the 1960s
- 'Jenna's Story: A New Author Steps Forth' (Washington Post, Bob Thomspon) A1 article on President Bush's daughter: "Many of my kids emigrated from El Salvador, Peru, Mexico -- all over this region," she says. She didn't know much about their lives and schooling back home, and "that started me thinking."
- REVIEW: Arias for Rubini, by Juan Diego Flórez (Telegraph, UK, Richard Wigmore) with the Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conductor Roberto Abbado; "Flórez is predictably dazzling in the fireworks of arias from Rossini's Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Il turco in Italia and La donna del lago. Yet his florid roulades are no mere trapeze acts but vivid expressions of vengeance, frustrated ardour and frenzied excitement."
- REVIEW: Mr. Gaugin's Heart, by Marie-Danielle Croteau; translated by Susan Ouriou (Ottawa Gazette, Bernie Goedhart) "Originally published as Le Coeur de monsieur Gauguin, the book earned the 2005 Governor General's Award for illustration in French children's lit, thanks to the glorious paintings by Montreal's Isabelle Arsenault. ... Google Paul Gauguin, and you'll find that he was born in Paris to a journalist, Clovis Gauguin, and his part-Peruvian wife, Aline Maria Chazal. As a child, he did take an ocean voyage to Peru with his family - and his father did die suddenly during that trip. But they travelled in 1851, when Paul was only 3 years old (much younger than he's depicted here), and they were going from France to Peru."
- REVIEW: Who Killed The Bishop? by Francisco Goldman (Washington Post, Pamela Constable) "Mario Vargas Llosa opined that the plot had been concocted by an array of 'scoundrels, opportunists and petty politicians' and that the actions of the church's human rights investigators were 'supremely suspicious'."
- "To be sure, many of us won't scurry to order Lines in the Sand: Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier." (Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlin Romano)
- 'Peruvian Hummingbirds Join Zoo's Display' (Detroit Free Press, Bill Laitner)
- 'Alpaca Passion; Ohio Farms Will Show Public What makes State 'Little Peru' (Newark Advocate, Tiffany Edwards)
- 'Angela's Perilous Rally Challenge In Peru' (Preswich and Whitefield Guide, UK) Angela Perkins becomes first British female to finish Caminos del Inca rally
- 'Tri-C To Host Comedian Lisa Alvarado In Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month' (Ad Hoc, Germany)