Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Tuesday, August 07, 2007


The U.S. Congress will give priority treatment to approval of a free trade pact between the U.S. and Peru when it reconvenes in September, the powerful head of the Ways and Means Committee promised Monday during a visit to Lima.

"It is a priority when we return to the Congress in September," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., told reporters after meeting with President Alan Garcia to discuss the agreement.

He was accompanied by Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa."


Monday, August 06, 2007

University of Southern California Professor Abraham F. Lowenthal has published 'Peru: Alan Garcia's First Year' in AmericaEconomia. "Peru now lacks the imminent threat that might have forced a more sustained an aggressive focus on the Andean highlands, the eastern jungle and the disaffected majority. If Alan Garcia continues to privilege immediate tactics over longer term national strategy, he will likely leave Peru's biggest problem to fester."

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