Wednesday, October 03, 2007
- On This Day: 1968 - Leftist military coup in Peru ousts President Fernando Belaunde Terry and imposes sweeping land reforms and nationalization (South African News Agency)
- 'An Incan Feast Before Death' (Science Magazine, Michael Balter) Researchers "conclude that the nutritious diets were part of the preparations for capacocha, which included elevating children from lower classes to a special status worthy of the Inca deities."
- 'US Official Talks In Favor Of Trade Deals' (Akron Beacon Journal, Marilyn Miller) retired Rear Adm. William G. Sutton said, '''This is a chance to not only strengthen our economic and foreign policy, but also economic and diplomatic ties with Peru."
- 'Hugo Chávez Flirts With A Pro-Free Trade CAN' (Council On Hemispheric Affairs, press release) "Though the silver-tongued Alan Garcia ultimately won the race for president, the contentious opening of an ALBA's office in the Peruvian altiplano town of Puno was equally considered an affront by Lima officials. The Regional Prefect of Puno, Hernán Fuentes, has been harshly criticized for allowing the office to be established, given that Peru has no involvement with the Caracas-based trade agreement."
- 'US Needs 'New Vision' For Trade' (Financial Times, Eoin Callan) "Democrats prepare for watershed votes on a trade pact signed with Peru, which has been amended to include tougher labour and environment protections and is expected to be approved by the Senate finance committee on Thursday." [Alternative Headline:'Leading Democrat Chides Party Over Trade' (Financial Times, Eoin Callan)]
- 'Peru Trade Deal Advancing, Others Not: Senator' (Reuters) "Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in remarks to a trade group he expected his committee to formally approve the Peru agreement on Thursday, which would be the first of four remaining votes on the pact."
- 'House Leader Offers Some Hope On Trade Deals' (Reuters) "[US Congressman] Hoyer urged the business group and members of the Bush administration in the audience to "take a lesson from the Peru FTA (free trade agreement)" and work with Democrats to find solutions for problems facing the three other trade pacts."
- LETTER: 'The Bow Tie That Binds' (Willamette Week, Amanda Shank) "I was one of four Portland activists arrested Sept. 24 in Earl Blumenauer’s office protesting against the upcoming U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement."
- 'Mexico Is Reducing Killings, Drug Supply' (Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado and Laurence Iliff) Former DEA administrator Phil Jordan said "a massive earthquake in Peru was also partially responsible for the disruption in cocaine distribution and the subsequent rise in the street price."
- '3rd Emergency Shipment Of $1.1 Million In Supplies Headed To Peru' (Direct Relief International, press release)
- 'Profiting From Misfortune' (Inter Press Service, Ángel Páez) "Fifteen people are under investigation by anti-corruption prosecutors and judges in connection with an accusation of overpriced food purchases by the Seguro Integral del Salud (SIS), a public health scheme."
- 'What Impact Do Hazards And Risks Have On New Zealand' (Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, New Zealand) "Relevant points for New Zealand CDEM from the recent Peruvian earthquake. A New Zealand delegation visited Peru after the magnitude 8.0 earthquake caused extensive damage to the towns of Pisco, Ica, Chincha and Paracas."
- 'Earthquake Affected Over 300,000 Peruvians' (Prensa Latina, Cuba)
- 'Weeks After The Quake, World Vision Is Still On Scene' (World Vision, press release)
- US Defense Chief In Latin America Under Chavez Shadow' (Agence France Press) "The US defense secretary had been scheduled to visit the region in July. But he postponed the trip to stay in Washington for a showdown between the White House and Congress over the Iraq war."
- 'Gates: Private Security Oversight Needed' (Associated Press, Lolita C. Baldor)
- 'Pentagon Chief Makes First Visit To Latin America' (Reuters, Kristin Roberts) "Ecuador's president has refused to renew the Pentagon's lease on the Manta air base, leading U.S. officials to look for another location. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said Colombia and Peru have offered the United States alternate locations, but both countries have denied that."
- 'Gates On Latin America Security Mission' (Voice of America, Al Pessin) U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is on a five-nation visit to Latin America that includes Peru.
- 'Sighting Of Amazon Group Bolsters Environmentalist Case' (The Guardian, Rory Carroll) "The encounter took place last month by the banks of the Las Piedras river in the Alto Purús national park near Peru's frontier with Brazil."
- 'Peru's Manufacturing Sector Expands 6.7% In August, Says INEI' (Dow Jones, Rebecca Howard)
- 'Brazil Petrobras, PetroPeru Extend Partnership For 1 Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Hunt Denies His Political Ties Aided Kurdish Pact' (Wall Street Journal, Bob Davis) "Mr. Hunt has expanded its business overseas, including the North Sea and Yemen. Hunt Oil is also a big investor in a natural-gas project in Peru's Amazon and is now building a liquefied-natural-gas export facility in Peru."
- 'Aquiline Resources To Acquire Absolut Resources' (Aquiline, press release)
- 'Southern Copper Peru Mine, Smelter Workers Strike' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Copper Gains To Five-Month High As Strikes Threatens Mine Output' (Bloomberg, Millie Munshi)
- 'Southern Copper Unions Go On Strike' (BNAmericas)
- 'Copper Prices Finish Higher' (Dow Jones)
- 'Souther Copper Official: Peru Operations Strike Only Partial' (Dow Jones)
- 'Energold Consolidates Control Over Drilling Operations' (Energold Drilling, press release)
- 'Miners' Strike Heats Up Peru' (Prensa Latina, Cuba)
- 'Southern Copper Peru Output May Fall 10% - CEO' (Reuters)
- 'US Copper Futures End Sightly Higher On Peru Strike' (Reuters)
- 'Strike Resources Progresses Plan' (Strike Resources, press release) "Strike Resources as continued to progress its objective of delineating a high-grade iron ore resource at its Apurimac Project in Peru to support a 20m tonnes per annum mining operation."
- 'Tinka Drills 66m Grading 83 g/t Silver From Surface at Colquipucro ' (Tinka Resources, press release)
- 'Cheapest Places On Earth: Máncora' (Newsweek Budget Travel, Jenni Avins)
- 'The Best Little Pick-Up Joint In The World' (Travel Blog, The Age, Australia, Ben Groundwater) "Everyone that goes to Cusco seems to wind up at a club called Mama Africa's at about 3am. Enjoy. But remember: pick up one of the "easy" locals, and you might not be getting what you bargained for."
- 'Pupils' Peak At The World!' (Hunts Post, UK) "Sixteen sixth-form students from Abbey College in Ramsey went on a summer expedition to Northern Peru. "
- REVIEW: 'Jungle Queen Debutante' is Musical Comedy' (Backstage, Marc Miller) A musical by Sean O'Donnell and Thomas Tierney; "McAlexander is the squawking, whooping queen of a lost people in a lost jungle city in 1955 Peru." ALSO: "This “adventure musical” is about a gorgeous coed whose archeologist boyfriend goes off to Peru to find the Lost City of Viracocha."
- Vargas Llosa's La señorita de Tacna Playing In Miami (Miami Herald, Marta Barber) at Hispanic Theater Guild
- REVIEW: The Bad Girl, by Mario Vargas Llosa (Paste, Gilbert Cruz) "The Bad Girl is at heart a tragedy, one that takes care to remind us that, “in this life, things rarely happen the way we little pissants plan them.”
- 'Women's Footbal Knows No Boundaries In Germany After World Cup Win' (Deutsche Press Agentur) "The most important issue is the selection of the host nation for the 2011 World Cup, which will be decided on October 30 in Zurich. Germany are up against Australia, Canada and Peru in the race to host the event."
- 'Top Rated Surfers To Make Their Mark In Sydney' (Global Surf News) Sofia Mulanovich, #3
- 'Peru Celebrate Success' (PA Sport, Mark Staniforth) "Luis Horna was keen to talk about the inspiration of history after completing a singles victory over Max Mirnyi which led Peru into the Davis Cup World Group for the first time last week. The current world number 85 became a national icon for his performances against Belarus at the Rinconada Country Club in Lima, which earned Peru a glamorous February home tie against Spain."
- Google Earth and Google Maps release more data (Google Lat Long Blog, Matt Manolides) Among new places with 'high resolution imagery': This small Peruvian village attracts many tourists each year for the Incan ruins atop nearby hills. Answer Here.
- 'Child Molester Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison' (Idaho Mountain Express, Terry Smith) Ovidio Ricaldi-Villajuan "faces deportation following release."
- PISCO Wars (Metro Times, Detroit) "Both Chile and Peru claim pisco as their national drink and you'll find two distinct versions of pisco history depending on which side of the border you're drinking."