Thursday, November 29, 2007
- 'Port Strike Blocks Shipments' (wire report in Miami Herald) "A Peruvian port workers strike in its eighth day is blocking copper, zinc and lead shipments, Peru's National Society of Mining, Petroleum & Energy said.The strike at Lima's Callao port, the country's largest, has cost mining companies $90 million in lost shipments to date, the group's president, Ysaac Cruz, said. Peru is the world's third-largest producer of copper and zinc and fourth in lead."
- 'Murder Attempt Against A Journalist Under Threat From A Local Lobbying Organization' (Reporters With Borders) "Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned a murder attempt against Danilo Bautista Hernández, presenter of a news programme on Radio California in Nueva Cajamarca, San Martín, north-eastern Peru by two men who aimed a gun at him before fleeing when they were disturbed."
- 'JCB Digs In To Help Peru After Quake' (The Sentinel, Staffordshire, UK) "Digger giant JCB has donated a backhoe loader worth £35,000 to help rebuild parts of Peru damaged by an earthquake in August.The earthquake killed 650 people and left about 1,000 wounded to the south and east of the capital Lima."
- 'Peru company to offer 30-year home mortgages' (Reuters, Terry Wade) "Peruvians will be offered up to $500 million in home loans with terms of 30 years by the InVita insurance company, officials said on Wednesday as access to credit widens in the poor Andean country during swift economic growth."
- 'Doe Run Peru: Independent Audits Confirm that Doe Run Peru Meets Emissions Standards' (Doe Run Peru press release)
- 'International Minerals Completes First Drillling Campaign at Urbaque Gold Property, Peru' (International Minerals press release)
- Ventura Gold Commences Drilling at Inmaculada Gold Project in Peru (Ventura press release)
- 'British Woman Arrested in Peru Airport With 4 Kilos of Cocaine' (Associated Press)
- 'British Woman In Peru Drug Arrest' (BBC)
- 'British Woman, 20, Faces 15 Years In Peru Jail' (Daily Mail)
- 'Woman Held In Peru In Cocaine Investigation' (Daily Echo, UK) "Rachel Franklin, from Southampton, was reportedly arrested at the capital Lima's Jorge Chavez Airport on Sunday evening as she attempted to board a flight to Madrid, allegedly carrying nearly 9lb (4kg) of the drug in her baggage."
- 'UK Woman Held In Peru Drugs Probe' (The Guardian)
- 'Drugs Suspect Still Held In Peru' (Hampshire News, UK, Duncan Eaton) "The woman has spoken for the first time of her fears of facing a long jail sentence after being arrested for allegedly smuggling £250,000 worth of cocaine out of Peru. Rachel Franklin, 20, was stopped as she waited to board a plane to Spain at Lima's Jorge Chavez airport. It is reported that police discovered 8lb of the drug in her luggage. Rachel, who admits she was stupid and naïve, said: "I have got three A-levels and I wanted to do something with my life. Now it is all ruined. I should have just said no."
- 'Jewish Athletes Compete In Maccabi Games' (Miami Herald, Jose Cassola) "The XXVI Maccabi Games, a weeklong athletic competition during which teams vie for top honors for the countries they represent, drew more than 1,600 participants from toddlers to senior citizens Nov. 17-25. Competitors represented several countries including Peru."
- 'Intrepid Duo Reach Peru' (West Sussex County Times) "James Hooper and Rob Gauntlett have 15,000 miles to travel using only human and natural power to get to the finish line in Sydney, Australia."
- 'Conservative Anglican Province Accepts Breakaway Canadians' (Associated Press) "Retired Canadian bishop Malcolm Harding, formerly of the Manitoba Diocese of Brandon, announced he has become a bishop in the Province of the Southern Cone, which includes Anglican churches in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay." See related press release and Agence France Press from Nov 22
- 'Ex-UT Student In Peru Sought For Drunken-Driving Death Charges' (Associated Press, Texas) "Travis County and federal authorities are seeking the extradition of a former University of Texas student accused of being drunk when she caused a fatal car wreck 11 years ago. Evelyn Mezzich, 29, lives in Lima, Peru."
- 'Father of wreck victim doesn't want driver extradited' (Associated Press, Texas)
- 'Canadian Woman Faces Extradition From Peru' (Associated Press and Toronto Sun, Canada) "Mezzich was born in Canada but has citizenship in Peru, the country of her parents' birth."
- 'Victim's father: Let woman accused in fatal car crash get on with her life' (American-Statesman, Steven Kreytak)
- 'Fugitive's MySpace Page Outrages Dead Teen's Mom' (Houston Chronicle, Mike Tolson) "Peruvian never faced justice for '96 Austin wreck"