Sunday, December 02, 2007
ARTS & LITERATURE
- 'A Critic's Favourite Books of 2007' (Washington Post, Jonathan Yardley) includes Alarcon's Lost City Radio and Vargas Llosa's The Bad Girl. "It's probably a bit more surprising that three of the four novels are set in the Spanish-speaking world and that two of these are translated from the Spanish, but though these novels have made my list strictly on merit, I'll admit to having been drawn to them in the first place for personal as well as literary reasons: I now live part of the year in Peru and am trying (at my age, it's a battle) to learn Spanish."
- 'The Stones She Carries' (Washington Post Magazine, Marie Arana) an essay by the editor of the Washington Post Book World
- 'Video Game Gifts' (Deseret Morning News) "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PS2, PC, Wii; Eidos) You explore an ancient city in Peru, where you attempt to master the commands using the "Wii-mote" and solve puzzles to open new levels and layers."
- 'Global Leaders Call For Action' (Agence France-Press) "In Peru, at least 3,000 people formed a human chain to raise awareness, while a separate exposition with "Blankets of Love," made for loved ones who dies of the disease, was held in a Lima park."
- 'Its Not Time for The Fainthearted' (The Times, UK, Peter Shearlock) "Gold Oil, the Latin-American oil-exploration business, got a second wind following its annual meeting statement predicting it would drill or participate in eight wells next year. The programme takes in northern Peru, where there are hopes of a company-making find."
- 'Iowans On The Go: Machu Picchu' (Des Moines Register, Glenn Vondra)
- 'Practical Traveller: Going Solo' (New York Times, Michille Higgins)
- Amazon Voyage (Washington Post) "International Expeditions has a $500-per-person savings on its nine-night Amazon Voyage trip departing Feb. 29. The 28-passenger riverboat sails round trip from Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian rain forest, into Peru's Pacaya-Samiria Reserve."
- 'Becoming US Citizens' (Juneau Empire, Alaska, David Sheakley) re: Ana Thompson
- 'City physicians travel to treat patients in Peru' (Cumberland Times-News, Jennifer Raley) re: Dr. Raul Felipa and a trip with the Peruvian American Medical Society to Ayacucho
- 'Rich Shepwreck Mired In Legal Tangle' (Los Angeles Times, Chris Kraul and Carol J. Williams) The Spanish galleon San Jose sank with $2 billion in treasure. "Investor attorney Devis said the government's claims to patrimony, meaning objects of such cultural and historical significance that they belong to a nation in perpetuity, are inappropriate because the cargo came from colonial Peru."