Saturday, October 13, 2007
MISSIONARIES, SHOT DOWN, REPRISE:
- The New York Times clearly says that the missionary plane in Peru was shot down in Peru "based on the C.I.A.’s mistaken identification of the aircraft."
- The New York Times' columnist Floyd Norris reports that Peru’s annual gain of 87.5% was the best in the world in the last 5 years.
- In a Wall Street Journal interview, former US President Carter suggests his condemnation of Fujimori in 2001 helped bring down regime while several other sources report on the start of the Fujimori trial
- Orange County Register reports on a visit by Pilar Nores de Garcia visiting a California Protestant Church
MISSIONARIES, SHOT DOWN, REPRISE:
- 'Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Call For Investigation of CIA Watchdog's Work' (New York Times, Scot Shane and Mark Mazzetti) "Tensions arose over the inspector general’s examination of the shooting down of a missionary plane in Peru in 2001 based on the C.I.A.’s mistaken identification of the aircraft."
- 'Peru's First Lady, Mariners Church On A Mission' (Orange County Register, Erika Chavez) see accompanying photographs; Camino de Vida's Robert Barriger says "Mariners feels like a sister church. We have the same style and the same passion to reach out." Camino de Vida also found an unexpected but welcome ally in the First Lady. Since husband Alan Garcia was elected president one year ago, Nores de Garcia has championed a program called Sembrando"
- 'Jimmy Carter On Conflict Resolution' (Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg) re: Carter's new book, 'Beyond The White House'; "In Peru, we found that Fujimori was conducting a fraudulent process and we left the country. He tried to go ahead, but all his opponents withdrew. Six months later, he left. Our condemnation of a procedure has a profound impact, both on the international community and on the domestic scene. We see a lot of elections that have things wrong. But we then have to decide whether the mistakes or acts involved were significant enough to subvert the will of the people."
- 'Trial Begins for Fujimori' (Associated Press) "His lawyer, Cesar Nakazaki, told reporters that the former leader was calm and answered prosecutors' 30 questions 'with clarity'."
- 'Fujimori Faces First Questioning' (BBC, Dan Collyns) see accompanying video about Vladi Videos
- 'Fujimori Admits To Ordering Search Of Aide's Home, Denies Motive' (Kyodo)
- 'Peru Fujimori Trial Starts For Stealing From Aide' (Reuters) "In closed-door sessions, judges will try Fujimori for allegedly directing aides to break into the house of his former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, to remove 40 boxes of videos and tapes that documented corruption in his government."
- 'Fujimori Appears Before Judge In His First Trial' (Xinhua News Agency) "Fujimori will face four processes for abuse of power, assassination of political opponents and corruption."
- EDITORIAL: 'South Wind Of War' (Investor's Business Daily) "Now Suriname wants a U.S. military base, just like its neighbors, Colombia and Peru. ... What [Secretary Gates] quietly heard — from El Salvador to Suriname and from Colombia to Peru and Chile — is that the U.S. must get more involved in South America. ... Suriname's action follows reports that Colombia and Peru offered bases to the U.S. to help in the war on drugs after the likely loss of the U.S. base in Manta, Ecuador, in 2009."
- PERU #1 - 'Strong Gains In US, Except By Comparison' (New York Times, Floyd Norris) "Of the 83 countries for which records of a major stock index were available, the American share price increase in the five years after Oct. 9, 2002, was better than those of only four. All four are small countries, either in the Caribbean or Latin America. But South America also produced three of the six best-performing markets during the period, in Peru, Brazil and Colombia. Peru’s annual gain of 87.5% was the best in the world."
- 'Japanese Firms To Develop Copper Mines In Peru, Chile' (Agence France-Press) "Nippon Mining and Metals Co. and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. plan invest up to $1.7 billion in jointly developing copper production bases in Peru and Chile to build the facilities by 2011 to produce up to 250,000 tonnes of copper ore a year."
- 'Japan's Pan Pacific To Invest In Chile, Peru' (Reuters) 'Pan Pacific is a joint venture of Nippon and Mistsui. ... Pan Pacific will build a production facility in Peru by 2010, which will be capable of producing about 70,000-100,000 tonnes per year of copper."
- 'Solari group eyes water cos in Colombia, Peru' (BNAmericas)
- 'Peru Sees $2Billion Invest In Infrastructure Concessions By End Of 2008' (Dow Jones, Rebecca Howard) re: Proinversion's David Lemor press conference; "An important project is an electric train that will serve the capital city and will involve around $280 million in investment. ... Other projects involve highways, pipelines, ports, airports and irrigation, among others. Meanwhile, Lemor, said he was "absolutely" convinced that the free-trade agreement with the U.S. will be ratified prior to November 16."
- 'Dallas Company To Build Peru's Largest Ethanol Plant' (Dallas Business Journal, Tyler Bridges) re: Maple Energy and Jack Hanks, Rex Canon, Tony Hines and investment in Piura; "Maple Energy plc will plant sugar cane and build the country’s largest ethanol plant."
- 'Peru: Sunshine Exports clearly diversifies destinations and exports requirements for its mango supply' (Sunshine Export, press release)
- Bush's Weekly Radio Address (via PR Newswire) "The free trade agreement would immediately eliminate most of Peru's industrial tariffs, as well as many of its barriers to U.S. agriculture exports, and make American products more affordable and more competitive in that country."
- 'Bush: Protectionism Will Cost US Jobs' (Associated Press, Jennifer Loven)
- 'Bush: Pass Trade Deal With Peru' (Associated Press, Ben Feller)
- VIDEO Of Bush In Florida (CBS4, Miami)
- 'Bush Calls For Action On Trade Agreements' (The Hill, Ian Swanson)
- 'Bush Urges Approval Of LatAm Trade Deals' (Financial Times, Andrew Ward)
- 'Bush Urges Approval Of Trade Pacts' (Los Angeles Times, John Hoeffel) "The president said the deals with Peru, Panama, Colombia and South Korea also would encourage democratic progress in regions crucial to U.S. security. ... The pact with Peru, which a Senate committee recently approved, is likely to clear Congress this year."
- 'Bush Mixes Fund-Raising And Business In Florida' (New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg)
- 'Bush Salutes Miami, Free Trade' (Miami Herald, Jane Bussey)
- 'Free-Trade Pacts Never An Easy Sell' (Miami Herald, Jane Bussey) "Passage of agreements with Peru, Panama and Colombia would not bring an immediate jump in imports from these countries. This is because all three countries already enjoy duty-free entry for most of their goods, ranging from Peruvian cotton T-shirts to Colombian fresh-cut flowers."
- 'A New Latino Agenda' (The Nation, Roberto Lovato) re: 2nd Latino Congreso "Oscar Chacon, leader of the Chicago-based National Association of Latin American and Caribbean Communities said, The first step is to stop expanding the same agricultural rules of NAFTA to Peru and other Latin American nations."
- 'Bush Tries To Build Support For LatAm Trade Deals' (Reuters, Caren Bohan)
- 'People Of Cork & Ross Help Peru In Earthquake Relief' (Trocaire, Ireland)
- 'Peruvian Baby Dies Of AIDS From Tainted Blood' (IANS) "A baby girl infected 11 months ago with AIDS from blood transfusions in a public hospital in Peru has died."
- Poet and Playright Isaac Goldemberg at US Library Of Congress (Washington Post) Oct 18, 6pm; to celebrate 400 years of Hispanic poetry in the United States; James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE; Call 202-707-2013.
- Maria Portilla In Baltimore Marathon (Baltimore Sun) "Portilla could be first in line to upset Dubovik. She led for the first 22 miles of last year's race before placing second at 2:36:23 - the second-fastest time in the race's seven-year history. She won the 2007 Salt Lake City Marathon (2:40:46). Her personal best is 2:35:24, set in Los Angeles in 2004."
- 'Australia Withdraws Bid For Women's 2011 World Cup' (Agence France Press) "The remaining bidders - Germany, Canada and Peru - have until October 29 to make their final submissions with FIFA announcing the winner on October 30."
- Anthony Ledgard Secretary General Of World Olympic Executive Committee (Olympic, press release)
- Machu Picchu Advice (Washington Post chat) "We're visiting Machu Picchu on a nine-day trip. Where else should we go in that amount of time?"
- 'Peru Recognizes Legislator Immunity' (Prensa Latina) "Luis Gonzales Posada recognized Friday immunity that protects Elsa Malpartida accused of participating in riots."
- 'Drugs Suspect Claims Father Tricked Him Into Crime' (The Argus, UK, Nigel Freedman) "The 28-year-old said he also agreed to send money allegedly provided by a millionaire businessman to his father in Peru because he thought it was legitimate."