Saturday, October 06, 2007
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FERIA WINS PRIZE:
Awards Ceremony In Washington DC This Week
FERIA WINS PRIZE:
Awards Ceremony In Washington DC This Week
- 'Peruvian Lawyer And Ex-Prisoner Wins Justice Prize' (National Public Radio, Scott Simon) audio file; 'Mónica Feria will receive the Gruber Justice Prize next week for her work as an attorney on behalf of hundreds of Peruvians who were killed and held illegally by their government."
- [June 14, 2007] 'Mónica Feria and Two Other Latin American Champions of Justice to Share $500K Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize' (Gruber Foundation, press release)
- 'We Said To Them, 'Come Closer' But They Said To Us, 'Go Further Back' '(Guardian, UK, John Vidal) "The encounter between José, a Peruvian from the Las Piedras river area near the border with Brazil, and members of the large isolated Mashco-Piro tribe living in the deep Amazonian rainforest, took place this year and was described to the anthropologist Richard Hill, of Survival, the international campaign for tribal peoples."
- 'Christie's Axes Pre-Columbian Sales' (The Art Newspaper, Roland Lloyd Parry) "Plans no more sales of pre-Colombian art, but denied the move was due to pressure at a time when Peru and the US government are cracking down on the looting of antiquities from the Andean country." NOTE: " Sotheby’s will continue its pre-Columbian sales."
- 'Artist Shows His Sisyphus Side' (Los Angeles Times, Christopher Knight) re: Belgian-born artist Francis Alÿs; "When Faith Moves Mountains" (2002) turns the one-man ice performance into a huge social event. Alÿs assembled 500 volunteers on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, in an area dotted with enormous sand dunes at the steadily expanding city's edge. Each was given a shovel and a work shirt and instructed to form a single line at the base of one dune. They advance up the hill while shoveling sand in front of them."
- ''Latino Cinema's Success Means Trouble For Latino Film Fest' (Los Angeles Times, Agustin Gurza) re: Marlene L. Dermer, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival; "Born in Lima to a Peruvian mother who traces her lineage to Spanish viceroys and an American father of German descent, she moved to New Orleans with her family when she was 13. ... She was dismayed by the lack of understanding of Latino culture among many Americans who would ask her if Peruvians had toilets and traffic lights, she says with a slight British accent, thanks to a former speech coach. She calls it an "innocent ignorance" that marks a great divide."
- 'US Defense Secretary Discusses Drugs Fight In Peru' (Agence France Press) "During his day-long visit to Peru, a Pentagon source said, Gates did not raise one key issue -- the replacement of a US military base currently operating in the town of Manta in Ecuador."
- 'US Searches For New Anti-Drug Air Base' (Associated Press, Lolita C. Baldor) see AP photo of Gates and Wagner "The United States is moving cautiously to find a new air base for anti-drug surveillance in South America in the face of vocal opposition to the idea in Peru and Colombia. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met Friday with Peruvian President Alan Garcia as well as the country's Defense Minister Allan Wagner, who told reporters a day before Gates arrived here that the delicate topic would not come up in their meetings."
- 'Peru Seeks More US Help In Counter-Narcotics' (Reuters, Kristin Roberts) "The United States provided Peru with more than $52 million in security-related assistance in 2007. Most of that, about $45 million, was for narcotics control efforts."
- 'US Defense Secretary In Peru For Counter-Narcotics Talks' (Voice of America, Al Pessin) listen to mp3 file; "Peru wants to buy police boats from the United States for counter-narcotics patrols on the country's rivers."
- 'Peru's Fujimori To Face Four Trials' (Agence France Press)
- 'Fujimori Trial Set For November' (Associated Press) "César San Martín, head of a three-judge Supreme Court panel that will try Fujimori on six of the seven charges, said in a news conference that Fujimori's first trial, for murder and kidnapping, will begin Nov. 26."
- 'Fujimori Trial Date Set In Peru' (BBC)
- 'Peru Former President Fujimori Faces Trial Nov 26' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Fujimori To Play His Cards' (Granma, Cuba, Nidia Diaz)
- 'Fujimori Trial Set In Peru' (UPI)
- 'Volcanic Structures Monitored In The Andes Via Satellite Show Unexpected Activity' (Science Daily) "The central part of the Andes situated between southern Peru and Chile bears 50 active or potentially volcanoes, spread along a 1500 km-long arc."
- 'Children Were Fattened For Incan Sacrifice' (Los Angeles Times, Tomas H. Maugh II) see Oct 2's Peruvia for original reports and press release
- 'Isolated Peru Towns, Villages Receive Post-Earthquake Relief' (Baptist Press, Mark Kelly)
- 'Solano College Students Stage Fundraiser To Benefit Victims Of Quakes In Peru' (Times-Herald, California)
- 'In Traditionally Insular Japan, A Rare Experiment In Diversity' (Washington Post, Lori Aratani) see Post photo of Japanese kids celebrating el 28 de julio; "School Fills a Gap for Immigrants Returning to Ancestral Homeland ... Most newcomers are from Brazil and Peru. They are offspring of Japanese who immigrated to South America in the early 1900s to work in coffee fields and take other jobs."
- 'Peruvians Here Push For Legal Protections' (Herald News, New Jersey, Heather Haddon) "local Hispanic groups are pushing to have Peruvians gain the same legal protection in the wake of the country's devastating earthquake."
- 'Aristocrat Gambled On Peruvian Deal' (The Age, Australia, Elisabeth Sexton) "A year before the scandal broke over Aristocrat Leisure's South American poker machine sales, senior executives wanted to "ram down the throats" of external auditors that a big Peruvian deal was genuine, the Federal Court heard yesterday."
- 'Peru Raises Economic Growth Forecasts for 2007, 2008' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery) "The economy will expand 7.6% this year and 6.5% in 2008, [Central Bank President Julio] Velarde said today at a news conference in Lima. The previous projection was for growth of 7.2% and 6%."
- 'Interview With Ulrich Rath, CEO, Chariot Resources' (BNAmericas)
- 'Regulator: Users Could Save US$11 Million/Year With LD Contracts' (BNAmericas) "Fixed telephony users in Peru could save up to 36mn soles (US$11mn) a year if they opt to sign long distance service contracts, local newspaper Gestión reported telecoms watchdog Osiptel president Guillermo Thornberry as saying."
- 'Peru Regulator Extends Consultation on Mobile Operator QoS' (Cellular-News)
- 'Century Mining Announces Takeover Bid For Sulliden Exploration' (Century Mining, press release)
- 'Peru Central Bank Sees '07 Trade Surplus At $8.5 Billion' (Dow Jones)
- 'Winners Of God's Lottery' (Financial Times, Chrystia Freeland) "can't quite believe the ... the go-go economies of metal-rich Latin American countries such as Peru."
- 'Peru LNG Pipeline Construction Begins' (Peru LNG) "Peru LNG has awarded a contract to Technit S.A.C. Construction for construction of the associated pipeline for the Peru liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Melchorita Pampas, Peru. Construction work is expected to begin in January 2008."
- 'Peru LNG Announces Start Of Pipeline Construction' (Peru LNG, press release)
- 'The Right To Say No?' (Rabble, Canada, Jennifer Moore) re: Sept 16 referendum on Minera Majaz; see related article in Sept 17's Peruvia in 'Mining'; the writer is a "media activist and independent journalist."
- 'Peru Central Bank Ups 2007 GDP View To 7.6%' (Reuters)
- 'Eight New Ideas For Latin America' (The Times, UK, Martin Symington) re: 'Beyond Machu Picchu'
- 'NIU Men's Tennis Enjoys Solid Outing at Marquette' (CSTV) re: Jimmy Chu (Lima, Peru / San Augustin)
- 'Nyack Earns 3-Game Win At Felician' (Nyack Warriors) re: Volleyball and Laurie Stewart (Trujillo, Peru/Alliance Academy)
- 'Questioned Leader Reelected As Head Of Peru's Soccer Federation' (Xinhua News Agency) "Questioned leader Manuel Burga Seoane was reelected on Friday as president of Peru's Soccer Federation (FPF), beating Federico Cuneo in the election held in FPF's offices at Lima's National Sports Villa (Videna)."
- 'Peru Tries To Counter Chavez Healthcare program' (El Universal, Venezuela) re: Ver para creer