Monday, November 26, 2007
- 'Peru President Garcia's Support Remains Low in National Poll' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak) "A survey done by pollster Ipsos Apoyo Opinion y Mercado SA showed that support for Garcia rose slightly from 30% in October, the lowest level so far in his term, which began in July of last year. ... "The population is tired of hearing of stupendous macroeconomic indicators, and people are impatient to feel more progress in their daily lives," Torres said. "People aren't asking for a change in the economic model, but they do want a share of the benefits," he added."
- OPINION: 'Calculation and Conviction' (Washington Post, Fred Hiatt) "It's true that [Barack Obama] favors the tiny Peru trade agreement. But with polls showing increasing anxiety in Iowa about globalization, Obama has turned up the anti-trade rhetoric, opposing the more meaningful agreement proposed with South Korea and ignoring NAFTA's record of raising living standards here and in Mexico."
- 'Mine workers planning another strike in Peru' (Reuters, Teresa Cespedes)
- 'Scotiabank Chile's No. 6 Bank After Acquisition' (Reuters, Antonio de la Jara) "Separately, Scotiabank signed an exclusive agreement last week to negotiate the acquisition of Peru's Banco del Trabajo, controlled by Chile's Altas Cumbres group."
- Pacific Stratus Signs On Peru Line (Upstream) "Canadian South America player Pacific Stratus said it had officially signed exploration and production contracts for Blocks 135, 137 and 138 in northern Peru at a ceremony hosted by Peruvian President Alan Garcia."
- 'Peru Workshops Highlight 'Destination Diversity' (Travel Mole, Australia, Thomas E. King) "Representatives from Condor Travel, Inkanatura Travel, Grayline Peru – Viajes Pacifico, Lima Tours S.A., Neuvo Mundo Viajes, Solmartur, Viracocha Tourismo Internacional and PromPeru, the national tourism organisation responsible for promotion and marketing attended the Sydney function and will be at the workshop and presentations being held in the Mercure Melbourne tonight. ... [In Latin America] Peru is the top destination for Australians followed by Chile, Argentina and Brazil."