Thursday, October 11, 2007
- A group of UK academics make clear in The Guardian their stand on Fujimori
- Stratfor notes Peru's presence in Iraq
- An MSNBC blog reports on an American buying meteorite samples
- And Vargas Llosa has to wait until next year for more Nobel possibilities
- LETTERS: 'Fujimori Does Have A Case To Answer' (Guardian) Takes John Laughland' and his Guardian article to task; "a discredited and inaccurate account of this period peddled by Fujimori and his associates." The writers include Professors Paul Drinot, Jelke Boesten, Patricia Oliart, Gabriela Ramos, John Crabtree, Lewis Taylor, and Penelope Harvey
- 'Security Contractors In Iraq' (Stratfor, Fred Burton and Scott Stewart) "It is not unusual to see a protective detail comprised of two Americans and eight or 10 Peruvian investigative police officers with no DSS agents except on moves to dangerous areas."
- 'Sparks Fly Over Meteorite' (MSNBC blog, Alan Boyle) reports on Michael Farmer's journey to Peru to "purchase pieces of a rare meteorite under shady circumstances, then has to hightail it across the border to Bolivia with police in hot pursuit." [Editorial Note: The conspiracy story that it was a shot-down satellite still has life even today.]
- 'Gilat’s Spacenet Rural Communications provides connectivity to Peru’s affected zones following earthquake' (Gilat Satellite Networks, press release) "Spacenet Rural Communications offered free telephony services in the aftermath of the August 16. Phones connected to the army's VSAT network provided the primary communications channels in the days following the disaster and are being used up until now."
- Embassy Of Peru In Canada has Benefit On Oct 13 (Embassy, Canada) "Performers include Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila; Ayni, a group that showcases the music and instruments of the Peruvian Highlands; and Essence of Peru, a troupe performing traditional dances from the affected region."
- Tango Quake Benefit in Fort Worth (Forth Worth Weekly) "Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who will also accompany soprano Silvia Paola Núñez in performances of several vocal works by Peruvian composers, including Enrique Iturriaga’s striking pastoral song De la lírica campesina."
- 'Fundraiser For Peruvian Earthquake Victims Saturday' (KSWT-13, California)
- 'Doris Lessing Wins 2007 Literature Prize' (Associated Press) Vargas Llosa left as "perennial favorite"
- Vargas Llosa Not In Top Three (Pravda)
- MVLl and Third World Literature in Pamuk's 'Other Colors: Essays and A Story' (The Advocate, CUNY) The essay "is great not only for its insight on the works of the Peruvian author and politician, but also because it helps to provide some insight into what Pamuk thinks about his own writings as illustrating a certain sense of “remoteness from the center” of the world."
- EDITORIAL: 'Compassion For Peruvians" (Herald News, New Jersey) "The Peruvian homeland may not be a war zone, but an earthquake that struck there in August has left parts of the country looking like one. That earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, killed hundreds, injured several hundred more, and left many thousands without a roof over their heads, clean water to drink or sufficient food to eat. ... The Department of Homeland Security should move with haste on this, and allow Peruvian-Americans one less difficulty to worry about in such a desperately trying time."
- 'Peruvians Vote 95% To Save Andean Forests From Mining' (Environment News Service) "The National Jury of Elections, JNE, and the National Council on the Environment, CONAM, among other Peruvian government organizations, took the extreme position of declaring the grassroots referendum on mining to be illegal and threatened the mayors of the Rural Municipalities of Piura with penal sentences for supporting the referendum."
- 'Peru's Trade Surplus Narrows To $535 Million On Surging Imports' (Bloomberg, Bill Faries)
- 'Inca Pacific To Release Magistral Feasibility In November' (BNAmericas)
- 'Chile's Ripley To Invest $1 Billion In Chile, Peru' (Reuters)
- 'Amera Resources: Drilling Underway On Cocha Copper-Silver Project (Amera Resources, press release)
- 'High Ridge Announces Surface Access Agreements with Communities in the San Mateo Area, Peru' (High Ridge Resources, press release)
- 'Southern Copper Peruvian Unions Get Back To Work' (MineWeb, Dorothy Kosich)
- 'MIPAC Upgrade At Southern Peru Beats Targets' (MIPAC, press release)
- 'Copper Futures Climb On Demand Outlook' (Wall Street Journal)
- 'President Bush To Give Trade Speech In Miami' (Miami Herald) "President George W. Bush is set to give a trade policy speech Friday to about 500 people at the Radisson Hotel in Miami. Bush is expected to press for congressional approval of free-trade pacts with Peru."
- 'Obama's Replies Upset Some Democrats' (McClatchy News, Margaret Talev) "An older man wanted Obama to say he wouldn't vote to approve the Peru Free Trade Agreement. The man predicted it wouldn't help workers in Peru or the United States. ... But Obama said the Peru agreement was different because it "contains the very labor agreements that labor and our allies have been asking for. I have talked to the folks who negotiated this. I've read the agreement."
- 'Fair Trade Principles Discussed' (Port Townsend Leader, Washington State) "Laura Lawless, The Food Co-op's grocery manager, speaks about her recent two-week trip to visit coffee cooperatives in Peru, where she lived and worked with some farmer-members of CEPICAFE, a cooperative of 81 village-level farmers representing 6,800 small-scale farmers in Peru."
- 'US Congress Reluctant To Pass Free Trade Deals With Latin American Nations' (Pravda) "Prospects for passage of the Peru deal this month look good."
- 'White House Fans Out For Trade Push, Aware of Skepticism' (Wall Street Journal, Gret Hitt)
- OPINION: 'Dispirited Democracies Open Door To Populism' (Miami Herald, Marifeli Perez-Stable) "Latin American democrats need to govern with tomorrow in mind. Peru's Alan García has learned from his disastrous first term (1985-1990). Second acts aren't common in politics, however." The writer is vice president for democratic governance at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C., and a professor at Florida International University.
- 'From Peru To St. Paul' (Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jennifer Holder) "Expo Peru Collection is the name of the partnership between Llerena and Lucio and its goal is to promote Peruvian art."
- 'Peruvian Guitarist To Play Bach, Dvorak' (Arizona Daily Sun, Abbie Gripman) re: Jorge Caballero
- 'Rush Hour 3' is #1 Film In Peru (Box Office Mojo, Conor Bresnan)
- 'Soccer-Injured Guerrero Ruled Out Of Peru Qualifier' (Reuters) "Guerrero will not play against Chile and Paraguay."
- 'Paraguay Looking To Haedo Valdez For Offense Against Peru' (Associated Press)
- 'Germany To Hand Over 2011 Women's World Cup Bid Dossier' (Deutsche Press Agentur) "The 2011 host country is to be elected by FIFA on October 30. Bidders include Peru, Germany, Canada, and Australia."
- Under-20 Peruvian National Team (Daily 49er, California State Long Beach) "The girls were much bigger" in Peru."
- Jose Crescimbeni, Swimmer (St. Petersburg Times, Florida) "A member of the Peruvian national team, Crescimbeni made the most of his first big high school competition this season."
- 'Rediscovering quinoa -- 'the mother of all grains' (Daily Herald, Deborah Pankey)
- 'Get Me Outta Here!' (Globe & Mail, Toronto) re: "a tricky spot at 8,500 feet above sea level in the Colca Canyon in March of last year."
- 'Retirement's Racial Divide: Blacks Less Prepared' (Associated Press, Daniel Sorid) re: Hewitt Associates Chief Diversity Officer Andres Tapia
- 'Joshua Buckley-Durst - Raiser Of Peruvian Animals In Karns' (Metro Pulse, Tennessee)
- 'Domestic Workers Need Bill Of Rights' (New York Daily News, Albor Ruiz) re: Prudencia Mendoza
- 'Rudy Giuliani campaign funded by vulture funds, Democrats say' (The Times, UK, Tom Baldwin) "Mr Singer’s firm paid $11 million for discounted Peruvian debt and then sued the Government through a Brussels court for full payment of $58 million."