Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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- 'Ministerial Shuffle Causes Expectation' (Prensa Latina) "Economy Minister Luis Carranza, who is considered by several sectors as neoliberal and orthodox, and Energy and Mine Minister Juan Valdivia, who practices a policy that is criticized by those who consider it excessively favorable to transnationals, will remain in their posts."
- 'ROTC Cadets Train For Challenging Military Situations' (Bringham Young Univeristy NewsNet, Angela Nash) "Last weekend, BYU's ROTC cadets learned valuable lessons from helping the Peruvian government bring down a terrorist organization as part of the annual fall field training exercise. 'The government of Peru asked them to assist in stabilizing the government against Shining Path, a terrorist organization,' said Sgt. Matthew Mason.ROTC cadets were briefed Thursday about the mission they would participate in. ... [Cadets] also met with the Peruvian village chief and his wife. 'That's real common when you go to a foreign country, to sit down and break bread,' Mason said. 'You have to learn to talk to the neighborhood leaders.' Members of The Shining Path had taken all of the women, and were holding them hostage in the chief's house. The cadets had to make a plan of how they were going to assault the city."
- 'Earthquake Aid To Peru Provides Pattern For Disaster Assistance' (US Department of State, Ralph Dannheisser) "In this era of global interdependence, the international response to the recent devastating earthquake in Peru provides a good example of a coordinated effort to deal with a disaster. That coordination can be seen between U.S. agencies and departments responding to the crisis, among governments around the world that responded with quick aid, and between governments and nongovernmental groups focused on disaster assistance. ... The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) quickly sprang into action. A day after the quake, U.S. Ambassador to Peru P. Michael McKinley declared a disaster based on its effects. That prompted USAID to fund the local purchase and transport of emergency relief supplies to the most seriously affected areas."
- 'EEFIT Releases Preliminary Report On Earthquake' (Institution Of Structural Engineers, press release) read the 74pp report here "The mission was carried out by a team of three engineers: Fabio Taucer (team leader - Joint Research Centre, Ispra), John Alarcón (Arup, UK) and Emily So (University of Cambridge, UK), all members of EEFIT, which is administered by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)." ALSO: "The mission was carried out in close collaboration with the Delegation of the European Commission in Peru, and with the assistance from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and PREDECAM (Apoyo a la Prevencion de Desasters de la Comunidad Andina); contacts were made with representatives of the Peruvian Civil Protection (Instituto Nacional
de Defensa Civil -INDECI), as well as with NGO’s present and active in Peru. "
- 'Excellent Work Of Cuban Medical Brigade' (Prensa Latina, Cuba) "The work of the Cuban doctors, who assist victims of an earthquake in Peru, is highlighted by local media on Monday, two months after the tragedy that killed almost 600 people."
- 'Transportation Workers Strike In Lima' (Stratfor) "About 30% of transportation companies in Lima took part in a strike Oct. 15, Peru's Andina news agency reported. Congestion in the city was heavy. The Association of Massive Urban Transport Companies, which organized the strike, said it was being held to protest the 'unconstitutional nature' of new safety and emissions inspections."
- 'CC First Supports Small Scale Procedures Looking For Investment' (CC First, press release) "CCFirst is a Norwegian-based firm founded in Peru one and a half year ago to work as a consulting firm looking for foreign investors who are interested in the agroindustrial sector from Peru in particular."
- 'Grenville Gold Finds High Ridge News Release Defamatory' (Grenville Gold Corp, press release)
- 'Call Against Poverty Takes Aim At Inequality' (Inter Press Service, Fabiana Frayssinet) "Activists in Peru have taken part in demonstrations demanding a modification in the neoliberal economic policies that began to be adopted during the term of former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) and have continued to be followed by President Alan García, who took office in July 2006."
- 'How One Bank Learned To Think Beyond Borders' (Globe and Mail, Canada, Tara Perkins) re: profile of Scotiabank who purchased Weisse recently
- 'Criminal Proceeding Initiated Regarding Denial Of Access To High Ridge's Peruvian Properties' (High Rige Resources, press release)
- 'Needle Of the Golden Compass Turns To Point Toward The East' (Resource Investor, Tim Cohen) "Peru has almost trebled its gold production over the past decade."
- 'SK Energy Anticipates Future Investments In Peru' (Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine) "SK is not only doing business in Peru. We are also hoping to fulfill our social responsibilities through CSR activities."
- 'Old Rivals Chile and Peru To Clash In High Risk Game' (Reuters) "Matches between the pair carry an extra edge because of long-standing economic and territorial rivalry and Peru's visit has been declared a high risk game by the Santiago city government."
- 'Faraqueen Rebounds In Clasico Enrique Ayulo Pardo' (Thoroughbred Times, Michael Burns) "Haras Rancho Fatima homebred filly Faraqueen, fifth in last month's Clasico Polla de Potrancas (Per-G1) (Peruvian One Thousand Guineas), returned with a vengeance Sunday to post a convincing win in the Clasico Enrique Ayulo Pardo (Per-G1) at Hipodromo de Monterrico."
- 'Peruvian Star Linked With Liverpool Move' (FansFC, Alex Wolstenholme) re: Juan Vargas "The versatile international came close to a move to Portsmouth in the summer of 2006 before opting to join Italian side Catania."
- 'Liverpool, Juventus Tracking Catania's Juan Vargas (Tribal Football) "Vargas, who missed the Copa America with an elbow injury, is regarded as a 'young Paolo Maldini' in Peru and along with Liverpool, his form has also attracted interest from Juventus and Roma."
- Jose Paolo Guerrero Has Airport Injury' (UEFA) "The 23-year-old Peruvian international suffered the injury at an airport having sprinted while carrying heavy luggage."
- 'Peru Soccer Team Asks FOr Bonus To Be Kept Secret' (Xinhua News Agency) "sPeru's national soccer team and training staff on Monday asked the Peruvian Football Federation (PFP) not to publish the size of the prize they will receive if they defeat Chile on Wednesday, their second World Cup qualifying game."
- 'Cusco: My Kind Of Town' (Telegraph, Hugh Thomson) "I go back every year and it's been the launch pad for several of my research expeditions to look for Inca ruins. I often think that if Machu Picchu didn't exist, then Cusco, as the old Inca capital, would be far more of a destination in its own right."
- 'From Luxury To Bare-Bones: Discount Airlines Specialize' (Wall Street Journal, Scott McCartney) "Spirit Airlines flies all the way to Peru."
- 'Interview With 'King Corn' Director Alan Woolf' (Indie Wire) "I moved to Lima, Peru where I worked for almost two years as an apprentice to Peruvian filmmaker, Francisco Lombardi. It was such a rough time in Peru's history: there was tons of violence, constant blackouts, and a curfew but there was this law that said that before any foreign film played in a movie theater, they had to project a Peruvian short. So there was this incredible demand to make short films. I worked on a lot of them--doing everything from wardrobe to dolly to camera--eventually I became a shooter. It was like this incredible film school."
- 'Just Who Is Yma Sumac?' (Film.com) "Peruvian singer Yma Súmac's "Gopher Mambo" plays while secretary Alison is chased around the steno-pool by Ken, and use of the artist's music isn't just for its kitsch-like fun. Around 1950, rumors spread that Yma was actually a Jewish secretary at Capitol Records named Amy Camus, who was born in Brooklyn, not Peru (Amy Camus is a backwards spelling of Yma Sumac)."
- 'Poet And Translator Clayton Eschleman To Read In New York' (St. Bonaventure University, press release) "He will read from his translations of the Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Thomas Merton Ministry Center on the St. Bonaventure campus."
- 'Tyrant of the Middle Way Sees Huge China Expansion' (The Scotsman) on the Chinese Politburo; "The 'average' Chinese is now about 80th out of the 200-odd countries on Earth, and is better off than someone in Peru, Pakistan or Nigeria."