Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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- VIDEO: Man Swims World's Highest Lake (BBC, Dan Collyns from Lima) re: Ruben Medina "A 44-year-old has become the first person to swim across the world's highest navigable lake in Peru."
- 'Centrist Dems Tied To Clintons Press Influence In Trade Debate' (The Hill, Ian Swanson) "House Democrats critical of trade frequently criticize deals negotiated by the Bush administration with Peru and Panama as extending NAFTA."
- 'Obama Says Rivals Have Failed' (Associated Press, Philip Elliott) "Obama also said he would join his colleagues and support a pending trade deal with Peru that already has passed key House and Senate committees. 'The Peruvian agreement contains the very labor agreements that labor and our allies have been asking for. What I'm saying, is that the same provisions that we fought for — and that the AFL-CIO and other labor organizations had been asking for and that weren't contained in NAFTA — they are in this agreement'."
- Questions For Obama (MSNBC, Aswini Anburajan) "Obama said he would vote for a Peruvian trade agreement next week, in response to a question from a man in Londonderry." See Also: Union Leader (Trent Spiner)
- Speech at Organization of American States, Hosted by Council on Foreign Relations "How can we not afford to honor our agreement with Peru? A country that just a decade ago was torn apart by guerrilla violence and whose economy was in a tailspin; a country now committed to moving its citizens out of poverty and into the formal economy; and a country that, over two democratic administrations, despite criticism at home and in the region, has resolved to trade freely with the United States. Few things could help Peru fight poverty more effectively than securing its trade agreement with us."
- Press Conference Following Speech
- 'Rice Plugs Free Trade Pacts' (Associated Press, Martin Crutsinger)
- 'Rice Promotes LatAm Trade Deals' (BBC)
- 'Rice Pushes For Trade Pact With Colombia' (Financial Times, Daniel Dombey, Eoin Callan) "The US secretary of state told a small group of trade and economic journalists that deals with Peru, Colombia and Panama all needed to be backed by Congress to boost the US economy and further its interests in Latin America."
- 'Free-Trade Deals Critical, Rice Says' (Miami Herald, Pablo Bachelet)
- 'Rice Presses Congress To Ok Latin American Trade Pacts' (USA Today, David J. Lynch)
- 'Rice Reaffirms Support For Korea FTA' (Yonhap News Agency)
- 'Rice Pushes Latin American Trade Deals' (Wall Street Journal blog, Greg Hitt)
- 'A Shift In Bush's Trade Politics' (Washington Post, Neil Irwin) "The trade deals with Peru, Panama and Colombia are not of great economic consequence to the United States; each country is a relatively minor trading partner. But they carry symbolic weight in Latin America."
- Transcript of USA Republican Presidential Debate Rudolph Guiliani: "the four trade deals with Peru, Colombia, Panama, South Korea that are in front of Congress right now, which the Democrats are trying to block, would be good deals for the United States."
- POLL: 'Urban Peruvians Hail Fujimori's Extradition' (Angus Reid - IMA) "The vast majority of people in Lima and Callao are satisfied with a Chilean court’s ruling that has sent a former president back to Peru, according to a poll by IMA. 80.7% of respondents in the urban areas approve of Alberto Fujimori’s extradition."
- OPINION: 'Fujimori On Trial' (The New Republic, Alvaro Vargas Llosa) "The greatest challenge will be testing the Peruvian people's capacity to decouple in their minds their personal views of Fujimori's government from the moral and legal implications of the crimes for which he will be tried."
- 'Peru Readies Fujimori Interrogation' (Prensa Latina)
- Speech: 'Can Democracy Reach The Poor?' (Stanford University News Service) Discussion with Larry Diamond on Oct 16; "A Presidential Perspective on Education, Poverty and Democracy in Latin America"
- 'Peru's Central Bank Intervenes To Buy $53 Million' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak)
- 'Peruvian Wine Exports Rise In Year So Far' (Just-Drinks)
- 'Copper Falls As Peru Strike Ends' (Thomson Financial)
- 'Southern Copper Union Says Workers To End Peru Strike' (Bloomberg, Heather Walsh)
- 'Peru Union Leaders End Souther Copper Strike' (Reuters) "called off on Tuesday after union leaders and company officials signed a settlement pact pushed for by the government."
- earlier: 'Peru Government Calls Meeting On Southern Copper Strike' (Reuters)
- 'Tecnosys To Become Services Provider' (BNAmericas)
- 'SK Energy Surges On Peru Interest' (Reuters)
- 'SK Corp To Invest US$2 Billion In Petrochemical Sector In peru' (Plastemart)
- 'Outotec Oyj Announces Zinc Roasting Plant In Peru' (Reuters; Outotec press release)
- 'Finnish Outotec WIns 80 Million Euros Order In Peru (Reuters)
- 'Hispanic Rights Still Need Attention' (Athens Banner-Herald, Blake Aued) re: Claudia Chayco
- 'IFEX General Meeting Builds On Campaigns' (International Freedom Of Expression eXchange) "As Rosa Maria Alfonso, a Peruvian academic in communication and development, pointed out in her keynote address, freedom of expression is the right of every person and not only of journalists. Journalists need to be "in better touch" with the people, she added. "It is important to connect journalists to social problems and citizen participation," she said, referring particularly to the Latin American experience."
- 'Leadership Row Taints Peru Training Ahead Of Qualifiers' (Associated Press) "President Alan Garcia's Cabinet chief Jorge del Castillo asked federation president Manuel Burga to step down. The government-run National Sports Institute has failed to recognize Burga as president since 2005 for what it said was violations of the federation's own statutes."
- 'Untested Paraguay Will Settle For Draw With Peru In World Cup Debut' (Associated Press)
- 'The Joy Of Six: Cracking Free-Kicks' (Guardian, Scott Murray) Teófilo 'Nene' Cubillas is #2 in the list of 'Greatest Free-Kicks Ever Scored'; watch the 1978 gol against Scotland
- Vargas Llosa In NYC (New York Daily News) Oct 15 at 92nd Y
- 'In Adios Ayacucho, Dead Men Do Tell Tales' (The Justice, Brandeis University, Dan Forman) "Trauma becomes transmittable, understandable through performance," said founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Diana Taylor before the Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani's production of Adios Ayacucho last Sunday. The play is a commentary on the mass bloodshed of Peruvian citizens by their own government during the 1980s and 1990s."
- 'Happy Birthday to Tholonious Monk' (New York Times) celebration included Juan José Chuquisengo
- REVIEW: 'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' (Worth Playing) Video game; "The adventure begins in New York, but the clues will lead ambitious agent Bonnet as far as the Peruvian city of Cusco – the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, as well as on the border of the Amazon jungle."
- 'Peruvian Quinoa Shrimp Chicharrones' (Daily Herald, Illinois)
- 'Singapore Refutes Allegations In Asian Wall Street Journal' (Channel NewsAsia, Hasnita Majid) "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mr Toh was under investigations for the procurement of helicopters from Peru for a peacekeeping operation in Timor Leste."
- CIA Officer In Peru In 1968 (Napa Valley Register) Courtney 'Craig' McCarthy died of cancer on Oct 4. "McCarthy was born Aug. 23, 1968, in Lima, Peru, where his father was serving in the Central Intelligence Agency, according to family members."