Friday, October 12, 2007
PERU BEFORE IACHR
- Bloomberg says Senator Clinton sees progress in Peru FTA while the Miami Herald editorializes that failure to pass it "would strengthen the hand of anti-American forces in the region."
- Peru defends two cases at the Inter-American Commission On Human Rights today
- Smithsonian Magazine has Marie Arana profiling Daniel Alarcón and his new book Lost City Radio
PERU BEFORE IACHR
- 'Reports on Criminalization of Social Protest in Peru' (Inter-American Commission On Human Rights, OAS, Washington) scroll down to '9:00 am, Oct 12 - Room B; brought forth by the Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)
- 'Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation in Peru – Precautionary Measures 102/07 (Kugpakori Nahua Nanti and others), 262/05 (Mashco Piro, Yora and Arahuaca) y 129/07 (Tagaeri, Taromenane and others)' (Inter-American Commission On Human Rights, OAS, Washington) scroll down to '10:15am, Oct 12 - Room B; brought forth by the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESP)
- 'Plight Of Oil Threatened Peruvian Tribes Heard By US Commission' (Environment Times, UK) "Two requests for immediate action by the Commission were filed in June and August by AIDESEP."
- 'Peruvian Government Accused Of Poor Track Record' (Inter Press Service) "The Peruvian government will be asked to explain Friday to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decrees that human rights groups say are aimed at clamping down on social protest, and what it has done to protect the rights of uncontacted indigenous peoples."
- Peruvian Judges In Washington (Wall Street Journal, Mary Lu Carnevale) last item; "Judges from Argentina, Chile and Peru, here to accept human-rights prize, watch Supreme Court session where Texas argues it can, despite treaty, execute Mexican national who wasn’t allowed to contact his consulate."
- 'Peru Polls Show Decline In Support For President Garcia' (Dow Jones, ) "President Alan Garcia's popularity has fallen sharply in recent weeks, with his approval rate dropping to 30% in October, down 19 percentage points from the month before," according to a La Catolica University poll. " A separate poll from the University of Lima's polling unit, also released Thursday, shows 37.7% support for Garcia in October, down from 51.6% in September."
- 'Children Of Illegal Immigrants Suffer From Parents' Decision' (USA Today letters) the paper runs another photo of Fiorella Maza and letters from Edward Hoffman ("Fortunately, Maza will be fine. Her English skills and knowledge of the United States will certainly allow her to flourish in Peru."); Rob Harrell ("If the children of illegal immigrants want to become U.S. citizens, then they should go through the legal process."); D Barton ("Her parents have had ample opportunity to go through the legal system."); Gustavo Rachiopi ("If not for immigrants, this country would not be what it is today. Immigrants are the reason that the United States is strong in the world.") [For background, see 'Immigration' in Oct 8's Peruvia.]
- 'Clinton Sees Benefits Of Strong Dollar, Won't Commit on Policy' (Bloomberg, Kristin Jensen and Matthew Benjamin) "She previously said she would vote against the biggest pending deal, with South Korea, and today said she is 'still considering' pending deals with Colombia, Peru and Panama. She cited 'considerable progress' on environmental and labor standards in the Peruvian deal."
- 'Former Secretaries Of Agriculture Back FTAs' (Hoosier Ag Today, Gary Truitt) see letter here; "Four former Secretaries of Agriculture are back in the news, this time voicing their “strong support” for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement."
- 'Peru FTA Headed For Senate Floor' (Kansas Farmer)
- OPINION: 'Follow Principles Of Fair Globalization' (Miami Herald, US Congressman Gregory Meeks and Ed Gresser) "Next month's vote on a free-trade agreement with Peru shows that consensus may not be out of reach.The agreement's labor and environmental clauses meet the long-held demands of many trade skeptics, even while preserving traditional goals of growth through open markets and better relations with foreign partners. The U.S.-Peruvian agreement should serve as the foundation for Democratic consensus on the challenge of globalization."
- EDITORIAL: 'Free-Trade Pacts Worth Fighting For' (Miami Herald) "This is why it is imperative for Congress to approve three pending free-trade agreements with Peru, Panama and Colombia. Failure would strengthen the hand of anti-American forces in the region and undermine efforts by the leaders of those three countries to bolster democratic institutions."
- 'Official Preaches The Trade Gospel' (Miami Herald, Jane Bussey) profile of Susan Schwab; "The only one that is currently moving is Peru.''
- 'Big-Ticket Items For Senate Finance' (Politico, Daniel W. Reilly and Lisa Lerer) "The committee has already approved the Peru deal, and it is expected to pass the full Senate. But it still could be derailed in the House. Skeptics, however, argue that Democrats may approve the Peru deal to deflect criticisms of protectionism and then draw the line in the sand over the other pacts."
- 'Bush Vows Push On Trade' (Wall Street Journal, John D. McKinnon and Greg Hitt) page A1; "The proposed pact with Peru appears to be inching forward."
- 'Free-Trade Fight Reflects Broader Battle' (Washington Post, Peter Baker)
- 'Yale's First Foray Abroad' (Yale Herald, Joanna Linzer) "The history of Bingham’s expedition and Yale’s involvement in Peru is highly controversial. ... Nevertheless, Bingham unearthed one of the most important archaeological finds of his day, connecting Yale with Peru and its Incan past."
- '450 Newborns Infected With AIDS Annually In Peru' (Xinhua News Agency)
- REVIEW: 'Rulers and Ruled In The US Empire' by James Petras (Global Research, Canada, Stephen Lendman) "The way Petras explains four competing regional power blocs representing varying degrees of accommodation or opposition to US policies and interests. 1). The Radical Left including "nationalist-peasant-left sectors in Peru" 2). The Pragmatic Left including Peru's Nationalist Parliamentary Party 3). The Pragmatic Neoliberals 4). The Doctrinaire Neoliberal Regimes including "Garcia in Peru"
- Juan Diego Florez In Miami (Miami Herald) "Carnival Center is celebrating its first anniversary Wednesday with a gala featuring Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez ... Tickets are a whopping $350."
- FILM: Madeinusa at University of Miami (Miami Herald) "A Peruvian film about a 14-year-old girl who dreams of escaping her village life living in a dirt-floor home."
- 'Peru: Sacred Geography' (Washington Post) at National Geographic Society in Washington DC; "Anthropologist Wade Davis introduces this film, from his National Geographic Channel series Light at the Edge of the World, documenting his travels to the Peruvian Andes. (2007, 52 min.)
- 'Crossing the Divide: Novelist Daniel Alarcón's Writings Evoke the Gritty' (Smithsonian Magazine, Marie Arana) "Alarcón's talent has been confirmed in a steady stream of stories and articles published in the New Yorker, Harper's and Virginia Quarterly Review, as well as in the distinguished Peruvian literary magazine, Etiqueta Negra, where he is associate editor. But earlier this year, when Alarcón published his first novel, Lost City Radio, he secured a place among the most promising writers of his generation."
- 'A quick questionnaire with Daniel Alarcón' (Smithsonian Magazine) My motto is from a César Vallejo poem that my father had framed above his desk: “Hay, hermanos, muchísimo que hacer.”
- 'Peru May Ditch Andean Parliament' (Prensa Latina)
- '2 Women Who Tried To Smuggle Children Into US Get 15 Months' (Arizona Daily Star, Alexis Huicochea) re: Judith Ibarra-Rendo
- American Couple Receive Order Of Merit' (Denver Post) "Boulderites Ken and Ruth Wright each received the Order of Merit for Distinguished Services by Supreme Resolution of Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez. The awards were in recognition of the Wrights' work on the ancient use of water by the Inca civilization in Peru. Ken Wright is founder of the consulting firm Wright Water Engineers; Ruth Wright is an attorney and former state representative and House minority leader."
- 'Punjabis can plough land in Paraguay and Peru' (Express India)
- 'It's All About The Sheep - And Peru, Too' (Idaho Mountain Express)
- 'Miami Firm Gets '$100' Laptop Contract' (Miami Herald, Bridget Carey) "The first countries that will get shipments will likely be Uruguay and Peru."
- LETTER: 'Singapore Discusses UN Investigation' (Wall Street Journal, Vanu Gopala Menon, Ambassador from Singapore to UN) "Mr. Toh was accused of misleading the U.N. on the lease of two Peruvian helicopters."
- 'Paraguay Will Settle For A Draw At Peru' (Associated Press)
- 'Veteran Maestri Urgently Summoned To Peru's Team' (Xinhua News Agency) "Peru coach Jose "Chemo" del Solar called Flavio Maestri to replace injured player Paolo Guerrero."
- 'South America Gears Up For 2010 World Cup' (Deutsch Press Agentur, Marcel Androetto) "Peru has leadership problems."
- 'Paterson Native, Snubbed By UConn, Still In Big East' (Herald News, New Jersey, Ives Galarcep) "Nelson Becerra's drive to be a better soccer player stayed with him on his trip from Peru to Paterson."
- 'Peru Long Weekend Leaves Ten Deaths' (Prensa Latina) re: 17 traffic accidents
- 'Medical Team Travels To Peru To Help Children Suffering From Heart Ailments' (UCLA, press release)
- 'Art history Professor Works With Police To Solve Crime' (The Beacon, Florida International University, Nadia Kijanka) "Art History Professor Carol Damian, recently helped the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Broward County Sheriff's Office identify Peruvian artifacts smuggled into the United States."
- Missionaries To Aguarunas (Whittier Daily News, Sandra Molina) "a tribute to Larry and Addie Broussard Garman, members of the International Church of the Nazarene and career missionaries to the Aguaruna Indians in Peru."
- 'Playthings Made From Cotton' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) "Blabla gives back to Peruvians by aiding earthquake victims, helping build houses, buying computers for school children and other acts of charity."
- 'Student Program To Aid Quake Victims' (The Reporter, California) "Californians for Peru" relief event is sponsored by SCC's branch of the statewide Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement program. ... Alvin Rosa and Angela Echeverria expect to host almost 400 people at a fundraising event for Peruvians suffering in the quake's aftermath."
- 'Sulliden Won't Comment On Century Takeover Bid Until It Gets Formal Offer' (Canadian Press)
- 'Young Girls Overworked And Underpaid In Dangerous Industry, Study Finds' (Latina America Press) re: ILO study - Girls in Mining - Research Findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru and United Republic of Tanzania
- 'Unemployed Youth' (Latin America Press) “Unemployment, informality and inactivity threaten the job future for some 5 million young Peruvians, and limits the potential of the country’s economic growth and fight against poverty,” the International Labor Organization (ILO) said in a Sept. 13 report."
- 'Southern Copper Unions Wait For Raise After Strike' (Reuters) "Union workers at Southern Copper were waiting on Thursday to find out how much their salaries will rise after they agreed on Tuesday night to end a week-long strike and returned to work."
- 'As The Dollar Falters, Travelers Hunt For Bargains' (USA Today, Kitty Bean Yancey) "Ecuador and Peru are among South American budget destinations."
- 'EPCOT Keeps Polishing Its Food And Wine Festival' (Orlando Sentinel, Scott Joseph) "Peru was a featured country, with an exhibit to go with its food stand, but the arroz con pato served there wasn't very flavorful."
- 'Peruvian Chef Comes To Emporia State University' (Emporia Gazette) "Chef Juan Carlos Barzola will be preparing a lavish Peruvian brunch at Emporia State University's Lakeview Cafeteria on Friday, October 12. ... The menu includes Vegetarian Ceviche, a vegetarian entree (tba), Grilled Chicken in a Peruvian sauce, Arroz Zambito and Passionfruit Mousse." last week at Tulane University;
- 'Taste Of A Dream; Family Cooks Up Wish And Spreads Peruvian Delicacies In Utah' (Salt Lake Tribune, Rosemary Winters) re: Walter, Ofelia Gutierrez and Machu Picchu Peruvian Restaurant; "The mountain peaks and cold winter air reminded him of his native Peru. ... The restaurant has drawn Peruvian immigrants not only from Utah, but from Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado."