Saturday, September 29, 2007
There are less articles today but several ones of note including:
- Juan Diego Flórez' new album, Arias for Rubini, is reviewed with aplomb in The Telegraph
- The US Chamber Of Commerce pulls out all the stops on behalf of the FTA (and the National Pork Producers Council also does its part)
- Finally, the meteorite story gets some strong analytical review from the New Scientist (Jeff Hecht) with accompanying photographs; and a 6-page report (in English) from the Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (Luisa Macedo F. and Jose Machare O.)
- 'Ambassador Of Peru To Give Luncheon Address At Capitol Hill' (US Chamber Of Commerce press release) "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's TradeRoots program, and several partner sponsors, will hold a small business fly-in October 2 at 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for business representatives from across the United States. These small business owners will come to the nation's capitol to share their success stories trading with Peru. They will have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress, as well as other senior administrative officials, and rally support for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. Ambassador of Peru to the U.S., H.E. Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos will give the luncheon address at the Chamber's Capitol Hill Townhouse. Congress is expected to vote on the Peru trade agreement in early to mid October."
- 'National Pork Producers Council Urges Action on Peru Trade Agreement' (NPPC press release) "At an event attended by USDA Acting Secretary Chuck Conner, the National Pork Producers Council today called on Congress to approve a free trade agreement between the United States and Peru that will benefit U.S. pork producers. Under the Peru TPA, tariffs would be reduced on all pork products, with some products receiving unlimited duty-free access on implementation of the agreement and many other products getting reductions over a five-year period."
- 'Mysteries Remain Over Peru Meteorite Impact' (New Scientist, Jeff Hecht) with accompanying photographs; "Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed. The object that exploded and formed a crater that emitted mysterious gases in Peru on 15 September was a meteorite that hit soil where the subsurface water table was high, according to the first official report from geologists who have returned from the scene."
- 'Carancas Metorite Fall: Official INGEMMET Initial Report' (Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico Luisa Macedo F. and Jose Machare O.)
- VIDEO: 'Sea Lion Saved From Peru Quake' (BBC, Andrew Humphrey) same video as yesterday's ITN and National Geographic but different audio
- 'Banco Azteca Adds Branches In Peru' (Bloomberg, Adriana Arai and Karla Palomo)
- 'Interview With Raúl de Andrea, APESEG' (BNAmericas) "Hand in hand with a booming economy, the Peruvian insurance industry grew by 10% in 2006 to US$1.1bn over the previous year after rising 7% in 2005."
- 'Papa John's To Add Restaurants In Peru' (Planet Retail) "Papa John’s plans to open five new restaurants in Peru during 2008, in Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Libertad, Chiclayo and Lambayeque. Papa John’s will also concentrate restaurant openings in the province of Lima, where it already has eight outlets. Two more restaurants in Camacho and Jesus Maria in Lima were opened on 19 September 2007."
- 'Lost Siqueiros Mural To Be Restored' (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell) In a Column One profile of David Alfaro Siquerios and his wife Blanca Luz Brum: "Blanca Luz Brum had left her convent school to run off with a vanguard Peruvian poet, Juan Parra del Riego. He succumbed to tuberculosis a few days after the couple's son, Eduardo, was born, leaving her a widow at age 20. After Parra's death, Brum gravitated to Lima's leftist political circles, writing poetry and contributing to avant-garde magazines. She fled Peru amid a political crackdown that resulted in the jailing of her then-compañero, Cesar Miro Quesada, a poet and activist who was also the scion of a Peruvian publishing empire."
- 'F. Peter Gregorio, Foreign Service Officer Died' (Washington Post) He and his wife, Gertrude Nina Gregorio served in Peru in the 1960s
- 'Jenna's Story: A New Author Steps Forth' (Washington Post, Bob Thomspon) A1 article on President Bush's daughter: "Many of my kids emigrated from El Salvador, Peru, Mexico -- all over this region," she says. She didn't know much about their lives and schooling back home, and "that started me thinking."
- REVIEW: Arias for Rubini, by Juan Diego Flórez (Telegraph, UK, Richard Wigmore) with the Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conductor Roberto Abbado; "Flórez is predictably dazzling in the fireworks of arias from Rossini's Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, Il turco in Italia and La donna del lago. Yet his florid roulades are no mere trapeze acts but vivid expressions of vengeance, frustrated ardour and frenzied excitement."
- REVIEW: Mr. Gaugin's Heart, by Marie-Danielle Croteau; translated by Susan Ouriou (Ottawa Gazette, Bernie Goedhart) "Originally published as Le Coeur de monsieur Gauguin, the book earned the 2005 Governor General's Award for illustration in French children's lit, thanks to the glorious paintings by Montreal's Isabelle Arsenault. ... Google Paul Gauguin, and you'll find that he was born in Paris to a journalist, Clovis Gauguin, and his part-Peruvian wife, Aline Maria Chazal. As a child, he did take an ocean voyage to Peru with his family - and his father did die suddenly during that trip. But they travelled in 1851, when Paul was only 3 years old (much younger than he's depicted here), and they were going from France to Peru."
- REVIEW: Who Killed The Bishop? by Francisco Goldman (Washington Post, Pamela Constable) "Mario Vargas Llosa opined that the plot had been concocted by an array of 'scoundrels, opportunists and petty politicians' and that the actions of the church's human rights investigators were 'supremely suspicious'."
- "To be sure, many of us won't scurry to order Lines in the Sand: Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier." (Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlin Romano)
- 'Peruvian Hummingbirds Join Zoo's Display' (Detroit Free Press, Bill Laitner)
- 'Alpaca Passion; Ohio Farms Will Show Public What makes State 'Little Peru' (Newark Advocate, Tiffany Edwards)
- 'Angela's Perilous Rally Challenge In Peru' (Preswich and Whitefield Guide, UK) Angela Perkins becomes first British female to finish Caminos del Inca rally
- 'Tri-C To Host Comedian Lisa Alvarado In Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month' (Ad Hoc, Germany)
Friday, September 28, 2007
- Welcome NAM blog readers - read news on free trade agreement below.
- Reuters (Terry Wade and Marco Aquino) reports on the Mascho Piro Tribe seen in Madre de Dios
- The White House Sends Free Trade Agreement To Congress
- The Fujimori story is analyzed by the Economist and by John Crabtree in Open Democracy
- The meteor story continues with analysis from Canada's CanWest News Service
CLASH OF CIVILIZATION?
- 'Little Known Indian Tribe Spotted In Peru's Amazon' (Reuters, Terry Wade and Marco Aquino) re: the Mascho Piros in Madre de Dios; accompanying photographs
- 'US Taken To Task For Indigenous Stance' (Prensa Latina, Cuba) "Guillermo Giacosa strongly criticized the United States in Friday's Peru 21 daily for its rejection of the recently approved Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
- 'On Being Savage' (Pop Matters, Marcelo Ballvé) "Paul Gauguin sometimes attributed his distaste for civilization to the fact that Peruvian blood ran in his veins. ... Gauguin later claimed a passion embedded deep in the Peruvian side of his nature impelled him to abandon his lucrative job as a stockbroker and his wife and children, for art and the tropics."
- 'Opinions Differ On Peru FTA' (California Farmer)
- 'Bush Extends Trade Adjusment Assistance Until Year's End' (Dow Jones)
- 'US/Peru Trade Pact Vote Signals Change In Democrats Stance' (MercoPress)
- 'Bush Sends Peru Trade Legislation To Congress' (Reuters)
- 'No To the FTA With Peru' (Upside Down World)
- 'Bush Sends Congress United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Legislation' (White House press release) "Tariffs on approximately 80 percent of U.S. exports will be eliminated immediately. This will help to level the playing field, since over 97 percent of our imports from Peru already enjoy duty-free access to our market under U.S. trade preference programs."
- 'Fujimori Supporters Rally In Lima Streets For His Release' (Agence France Press)
- 'Fujimori's Family, Supporters Rally For His Release' (All Headline News, Mercedes Rullan)
- 'Followers Of Peru Ex-President Fujimori Support Government Economic Policies' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak) "Congressional bloc of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori will continue to support the government's economic policies"
- 'Fugitive Returned' (Economist) "In trying to return to Peru, Mr Fujimori seemed to hope that he would again be greeted as a saviour. But Peru has moved on: in polls, a majority say they would never vote for him. ... it may be Mr Fujimori's fate to join Mr Montesinos and Mr Guzmán in the high-security jail he himself ordered built in a naval fortress."
- ESSAY: 'Alberto Fujimori's Return: A Political Tombstone' (Open Democracy, John Crabtree)
- OPINION: 'Peru, More At Stake Than A Minister' (Prensa Latina) A congressional "vote for the [Luis Alva Castro] could give credence to the widely held belief that Fujimori is receiving kid glove treatment because of their ties to the present administration."
- 'ASTAR Air Cargo, Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And DHL To Help Quake Victims' (press release) "We are thrilled to be able to work with DHL and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make this mission possible and do our part to help those in need in Peru," said Martin Godly, ASTAR's Managing Director Operations Finance and Community Relations."
- VIDEO: 'Sea Lion Hurt in Earthquake Goes Free' (National Geographic) 10-month old Uchi released into ocean
- VIDEO: 'Injured Sea Lion Released Back Into Wild' (ITN, UK) same video, different audio
- 'Chinese Donation To Rebuild Peruvian Schools' (Prensa Latina)
- Shakira Announces $40 Million Project For Peru & Nicaragua (Associated Press and BBC at the Clinton Global Initiative
- Shakira and ALAS Foundation Commits Help (Clinton Global Initiative press release) "Shakira and the ALAS Foundation commits to help relieve the effects of the natural disasters in Peru and Nicaragua through direct investment into the education, sanitation and water systems, and through a multimedia fundraising campaign in Peru featuring top Latin artists. The value of this public awareness and reconstruction program is valued at over $40 million."
- 'Berlin Meeting Raises $9.7 Billion For AIDS, TB, Malaria' (Agence France Press) "The executive director of the Global Fund, Michel Kazatchkine, said talks were now underway to write off debt owed by Kenya, Peru and Pakistan in a bid to help them too to fight disease."
- 'Peruvian Miners Will Begin National Strike Nov. 5' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Peru's September 25 Foreign Reserves Unchanged At $24.35 Billion' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's August Electricity Output Rises 9.7% Over Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru Villagers Attack Newmont Yanacocha Mine Duct' (Bloomberg)
- 'Rurelec Expansion Eyes Chile, Peru' (BNAmericas)
- 'Scotiabank To Buy 3 Banks From Altas Cumbres' (BNAmericas) including Banco del Trabajo in Peru
- Interview With Carlos Lorenzo, Soften Logicalis (BNAmericas) "After opening an office in Peru halfway through this year, Softnet Logicalis has been concentrating its efforts on reinforcing the Chilean and Peruvian markets."
- 'Peru's Banco de Credito To Hold Roadshow For $160 Million Bond' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru Regulator Authorizes HSBC To Open 10 Branch Offices' (Dow Jones)
- 'Backus Plans Further Investments' (Just Drinks) "Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus & Johnston has commenced its investment across Peru for 2007 and 2008."
- 'Northern Peru Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement' (Northern Peru Copper press release)
- 'Newmont Yanacocha Gold Mine Fine After Small Fire' (Reuters) "A fire apparently set by arsonists damaged a plastic water duct near the mine."
- 'Mobile Number Portability Timeline Published' (TeleGeography via BNAmericas via Gestión)
- 'Catalog Critic: Sofa Throw Down' (Wall Street Journal) "This week's Best Value is the soft, $249 baby-llama throw from Peruvian Connection."
- 'It Came From Space' (CanWest News Service, Margaret Munro) "A team of Canadian and Bolivian geologists have confirmed that a meteorite - not a wayward spy satellite or strange volcanic eruption -carved out a steamy crater in a remote corner of Peru last week. "It was a rock that fell out of the sky," says Lionel Jackson of the Geological Survey of Canada, who was working in nearby Bolivia and visited the site with five colleagues Saturday. Border police wouldn't let the geologists take their car into Peru, insisting on escorting them to the crater - then restricted them to a half-hour visit."
- '2009 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration To Start October 3' (US State Department press release) Peruvians "are not eligible to apply because those nations sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the previous five years."
- 'Mother Granted Temporary Custody In International Custody Case' (ABC-30 TV, California, Jessica Peres) see accompanying video
- 'Lawsuit Against County Prison Guards Withdrawn' (Patriot News, Pennsylvania, Garry Lenton) "The attorney for a man wanted for questioning in the death of his wife in Peru said publicity about the case forced him to withdraw a suit the man had against the Dauphin County Prison. William Trickett Smith II claimed correctional officers used excessive force against him because of his Muslim beliefs."
- 'Alpacas Sold In £1 million Deal' (Sussex Express, UK) "There have been restrictions on the numbers which could be taken from their home country of Peru, and Australia and the US are the leading exporters."
- 'Human Rights Council Discusses Implementation Of Vienna Declaration' (UN Human Rights Council) "Alejandro Neyra Sanchez (Peru) said Peru was concerned about the situation of human rights in Myanmar."
- 'Julio Rey de Castro, 27, Artist (Washington Post) Part of the Post's Voces del Pueblo/Hispanic Voices
- Peruko Ccopacatty Opens 'Lost Ancient Empire' Show (The Day, Connecticut) Ccopacatty mural "depicts the destruction of the Inca empire"
- Images Of Peru, Photo Exhibit by Barry Kass (Times Herald-Record, New York, Germain Lussier) through Oct 29 "Anthropologist Barry Kass offers "an up-close and personal view of indigenous Peruvians"
- Treasures Of Peru's Amazon Jungle (Star-Telegram, Texas, Mark Lowry)"Featuring photographs of the Peruvian Amazon by photographer Diane Simons Lovell at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center; through Nov. 2.
- REVIEW: 'The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann' (The Shield, Univ of Southern Indiana, Matt Wolber) "In Peru, they barely even teach the age of the Incas, relegated to prehistory."
- 'Loreto Panda Corydoras Named Ortegai' (Practical Fishkeeping) "A new species of Corydoras catfish has been described from the Putumayo River in Peru. The new species is named Corydoras ortegai and its description by Marcelo Britto, Flávio Lima and Max Hidalgo is published in the latest issue of the journal Neotropical Ichthyology."
- 'Corydoras ortegai, a new species of corydoradine catfish from the lower río Putumayo in Peru (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae)' (Neotropical Ichthyology, Vol. 5, No. 3)
- 'Prado Begins Therapy; Could Ride In Two Weeks' (Blood Horse, Claire Novak) "Jockey Edgar Prado, sidelined with a broken right ankle from a Sept. 1 racing accident at Saratoga, began physical therapy Sept. 28 and may get back on horses within two weeks."
- Peru Set Up Against Spain In Davis Cup 2008 (Sports Network)
- 'Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco: Hotel Watch' (Telegraph, UK, Diana McAdam) "Celebrity visitors have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira, princes and presidents. The Monasterio attracts large groups of well-heeled westerners doing Peru in style."
- Pisco Sour Restaurant Opens In South Carolina (Greenville News, Stacie Nichols)
- 'Home and Church Go Up In Flames By Lightning' (Athens Banner-Herald, Joe Johnson) re: Rosa Linhart's mothers' Peruvian passport
- 'Admirer Of History Is Honored For Her Own' (Charlotte Observer, Kat Greene) re: Lucia Zapata Griffith is Business Woman Of the Year
Thursday, September 27, 2007
In addition to Fujimori's conjugal visiting rights, quake and meteor updates,
- Andrés Tapia has an interesting essay on different aspects of the booming Peruvian economy in New American Media.
- Johnny Walker employees walk the Inca Trail, according to the Isle of Wight County Press.
- A woman referee in Peru's football league is causing some commotion, according to the Deutsche Press Agentur.
- 'Peru Deal Gaining Momentum Among Democrats' (The Hill, Ian Swanson) Congressman Sander Levin said, “I think it was a very useful discussion, and it has always been my view that the more discussion there is on the Peru agreement, the more people realize it’s a major change in trade policy."
- 'Congress Comes Through For Peru' (Investment Business Daily)
- 'Trade Secret; Labor Activists ANnoy Congressman' (Portland Mercury, Scott Moore) "The problem, the protestors insisted, was that the deal would lead to artificially cheap US crops being dumped on Peru, forcing millions of Peruvian farmers out of business."
- OPINION: 'Out Of The Blue' (Hartford Courant, Robert M. Thorson) Thorson is Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut "Though trivial by geological standards, the meteoroid had a dramatic impact on the villagers of Carancas. Hundreds were reported ill due to some combination of local changes in atmospheric chemistry and psychosomatic shock. I suspect that even the most ardent atheists among them were brought to their knees in humility. I'm also betting that the local birthrate will rise."
- ' 'Meteorite' Crash Breeds Mass Hysteria' (Fox News via Space, Andrea Thompson)
- 'Meteorite Proves To Be A Hit In Peru' (Nature) "Researchers are examining a 17-metre-wide crater in southern Peru, looking for fragments of what is believed to be one of the largest meteorites to hit land in years."
- 'Conjugal Visits For Jailed Fujimori' (Associated Press)
- Fujimori Prison Photographs (Associated Press offers them)
- 'Conjugal Visits For Fujimori' (New York Times via Associated Press)
- 'Fujimori In Cushy Peru Prison' (Prensa Latina, Cuba)
- 'Fujimori To Be Allowed Guitar, Conjugal Visits' (Washington Post via Associated Press)
- 'Peru Prosecutors Working Without Pause On Fujimori Case' (Xinhua News Agency) "The National Penitentiary Body announced Wednesday that Fujimori would be held under the so-called Type-B Special Regime, which means 20 hours a day in his cell; two weekly visits from a close relative for a maximum of four hours; a conjugal visit every 15 days; visits from minors to once every 15 days or less.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released their 'Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 2o' which includes updates national and United Nations relief efforts as of September 25. "On September 21 the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation organized a donor meeting to inform about the framework of reconstruction and recovery interventions in earthquake-affected areas." (The full 6-page report is also online.)
- 'Help For Peru Quake Victims Hampered' (Isle of Wight County Press, Ross Findon) "A recent aftershock has hampered efforts and added to the devastation."
- 'Bibles Now Part Of Aid Package Going To Peru Quake Relief' (Mission Network News) re: International Bible Society
- 'Testino Prints Charming' (Vogue Daily, Jessica Bumpus) re: Diana photo for relief efforts
- 'Locals Help Aid Victims Of Peru Earthquake' (Walton Tribune, Georgia, Stephen Milligan)
- '5.6 Richter Earthquake Hits Tumbes' (Xinhua News Agency) "No reports of casualties or damages so far."
- 'Three Submit Bids For Transmission Advisory Contract' (BNAmericas, David Casallas)
- 'Maple Energy H1 Pretax Profit Drops' (Maple Energy press release)
- New Zealand Prime Minister Cites Peru In Speech (New Zealand's Relations With Latin America, Prime Minister Helen Clark)
- 'Northern Peru Closes Brokered Private Placement' (Northern Peru Copper press release)
- 'Gold Fields To Repay Peru Project Capex In 3 Years' (Reuters)
- 'Newmont Mining Down After Warning On Gold Costs, Reserves' (Wall Street Journal)
- 'Peru's Poor Speak Up: Tourism Is Good, Law School Is Better' (New American Media, Andrés Tapia) "Response among Peru’s poor – more than 50 percent of the population — is mixed about whether the boom is good for them."
- '80 Ancient 'Cloud Warrior Skeletons' Found In Peru Fort' (National Geographic News, Kelly Hearn) (Chinese and German news agencies reported this earlier; see Sept 20 Peruvia.)
- Book: 'The Lost Treasure Of Athahualpa' by S. Jay Smith (press release) "A work of speculative fiction concerning the ability of the Inca civilization to record and use information."
- 'Chili Pepper Fiesta' (New York Times) re: Nelida Silva at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens on Sept. 30
- 'Baggier Pants - The Solution For Female Referee In Peru?' (Deutsche Press Agentur) "The tight shorts worn by female referee Silvia Reyes has become an unexpected subject of debate in Peruvian football."
- 'Peruvian Goes From Waves To Punches' (Orange County Register, Carlos Arias) re: Kina Malpartida shifts from surfing to boxing; see Kina on YouTube
- 'Nations Prepare For Aruba World Cup Qualifier' (PGA European Gold) re: Luis F. Graf and Jose Cárdenas
- 'Peru President Presents Bonus To Davis Cup Tennis Players' (Xinhua News Agency) "Garcia presented the nation's tennis team with a 20,000-US-dollar bonus and a commemorative silver plate."
- 'Walkers In Peru Trek' (Kimarnock Standard, UK, Ian Russell) "Employees of Diageo (Johnnie Walker) in Kilmarnock are currently in South America on the adventure of a lifetime. Fittingly, for workers of the drinks company whose famous ‘striding man’ logo is known worldwide, their epic journey involves walking, trekking and hiking."
- Fundraising Students Test Their Mettle In The Kitchen' (Gazette, Montreal) highschool students heading to Peru
- 'Celebrating Hispanic Diversity' (Miami Herald, Begone Cazalis) "Marina Sequeiros, mayor of Cusco, Peru, was a special guest at the festival."
- 'Economy Sizzled - in 2005' (St Petersburg Times, Florida, Helen Huntley) Tampa Bay's "gross domestic product hit $91.4-billion, making it about the size of the economy of Peru."
- 'From Immigrants To Americans' (News Virginian, Alicia Petska) re: Iris Caballero "Today you’re not Peruvian-Americans. Each of you now carries that unique name that is simply American."
- OPINION: 'Latin America Snarled In Red Tape' (Miami Herald, Andres Oppenheimer)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
- "President Bush's speech at the UN was notable for a couple of reasons--not merely the fact that he ostentatiously rolled his R's in referring to Peru and Morocco." (CNBC, John Harwood)
- Clinton Wants To 'Go To Machu Picchu' (Martha Stewart press release)
- 'Peru's Sol Rises To Nine-Year High On Trade Agreement Optimism' (Bloomberg, Alex Kennedy)
- 'Peru-US Free Trade Agreement Backed By House Panel' (Bloomberg, Mark Drajem)
- 'Peru Trade Pact Receives New Boost in 'Mock' House Markup' (Congressional Quarterly)
- 'Vote On US-Peru Trade Deal Welcomed' (Financial Times, Lucien Chauvin) "This gives our country long-term security, investment and employment,” Mr García said, adding that the US congress would be likely to vote on the deal around 10 October. Total bilateral trade between the two countries was estimated at $8.8bn in 2006."
- 'House Panel Approves A Trade Pact With Peru' (New York Times, Steven R. Weisman) "[Congressman Charles] Rangel traveled to Peru in August to win assurances from the Peruvian leadership that they would fully carry out the labor and environmental clauses of the trade deal, which were written in cooperation with the A.F.L.-C.I.O. “Today is a very special day in my legislative career,” Mr. Rangel said."
- 'US-Peru Trade Pact Revives Hopes For Bush's Agenda' (International Herald Tribune, Steven R. Weisman) same article as NYTimes above but with politicized headline
- 'House Panel Endorses Peru Trade Deal' (Associated Press, Jim Abrams) "The Peru deal still faces some opposition from Democrats, particularly freshman, from states with manufacturing sectors hit by foreign competition and some labor and environmental groups that question whether the new standards will be enforced."
- 'Peru Proposes 'Pacific Arc' ' (Embassy, Canada, Lee Berthiaume) "Mr. Garcia said a first meeting of members–which will include Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Panama–will be held in Mexico sometime in the first half of 2008, adding that Canada may join at a later time."
- 'Peru Trade Deal Clears Congressional Hurdle' (MarketWatch, William L. Watts)
- Chile Supports Peru-US Free Trade (Miami Herald, Pablo Bachelet) "Chile's Bachelet told the Council of the Americas that she had sent U.S. House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi a letter asking Congress to approve free-trade agreements with Peru, Panama and Colombia."
- 'Peru Trade Pact Clears Major Hurdle In Congress' (Reuters Doug Palmer) "Committee action on Tuesday clears the way for the White House to formally submit the Peru agreement to Congress. Once that happens, lawmakers will have 90 days to approve or reject the pact without making changes."
- 'Free-Trade Pact Clears US Hurdle' (Miami Herald, via Reuters)
- 'House Committee Backs Peru Free Trade Agreement' (Stratfor)
- 'House Panel Passes US-Peru Accord' (Washington Post via Associated Press)
- 'Ways and Means Members Support US-Peru FTA' (US Congress' Committee On Ways And Means)
- Congressman Levin Supports Peru FTA, Not CAFTA (USINFO)
- 'NAM Statement On Unanimous Vote For Peru Agreement' (National Association of Manufacturers press release)
- 'House Committee Vote Masks Lack Of Democratic Rank-And-File Support For Bush NAFTA Expansion To Peru' (Public Citizen press release) "Not one key Democratic base group supports the expansion of NAFTA to Peru."
- 'House Trade Working Group Responds To Mock Mark Up' (Eyes On Trade, Public Citizen blog)
- 'Latino, Immigrant, Other Groups Tell Congress To Reject Peru NAFTA Expansion' (Eyes On Trade, Public Citizen blog)
- 'Fujimori Faces Six Different Trials In Peru' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Prison Doctors: Fujimori Isn't In Bad Health' (Associated Press; in USA Today)
- 'Fujimori's Luxurious Prison Shown' (Deutsche Press Agentur)
- Fujimori Eating 'Broasted Chicken' [2nd half of article] (Financial Times, Lucien Chauvin)
- OPINION: 'Fujimori's Luck Runs Out' (Guardian, UK, Maxwell A. Cameron) with a simmering comments section including pitucos, Mariategui, and more
- 'Last Samurai Still Has Support In Thankful Japan' (Japan Today, Jun Hongo and Eric Prideaux) re: "Organization to Rescue Former President of Peru Alberto Fujimori"; also interview: Mario Castro, El Comercio's correspondent in Tokyo
- 'Chilean President Visits Human Rights Watch In New York' (Human Rights Watch)
- 'Track Fujimori Assets, Urges Attorney' (Prensa Latina, Cuba)
- 'Peru's Garcia Says Can Govern Despite Fujimori Row' (Reuters) "Garcia's APRA party lacks a majority in Congress and he normally negotiates heavily with other parties to win votes for legislation, such as a free trade deal with the United States that Peru's Congress recently approved. ... Police photographs showed carpeted and spacious quarters [for Fujimori] ringed with windows. Japanese take-out food was on the dining room table near a bottle of the electric yellow soft drink Inca Kola."
- 'Jailed Former Peruvian President's Health Deteriorating' (Xinhua News Agency) "due to high blood pressure and seclusion"
- 'Fujimori Not In Poor Health, Doctors Say' (Miami Herald via Associated Press)
- OPINION: 'Uganda: Dictators Can Run But Can No Longer Hide' (New Vision, Kampala)
- 'Peruvian Fest' (Chicago Sun-Times) re: Swisshotel Chicago's Peruvian Celebration; some proceeds to go to quake victims
- 'Vital Communication Links Restored By ITU After Peru Quake' (Developing Telecoms, Michael Schwartz)
- 'Helping The Four-Legged Victims Of Tragedy Following Peruvian Quake' (Midnorth Monitor, Canada, Rosalind Raby) re: Karen Belanger "“I chose the word dog rather than pets because it soon became apparent to us that there was a shocking absence of cats. There were hundreds of stray and owned dogs walking the streets, but barely a cat in sight. It seems that it is tradition to eat cats in Peru."
- 'Peru To Speed Up Mining Development' (Bloomberg)
- 'Copper Rises In Asia On Concern Labor Disputes May Cut Supplies' (Bloomberg, Glenys Sims) re: Southern Copper
- 'Peru Outlook: An Above-Trend 2008' (Dismal Scientist, Juan Pablo Fuentes) re: Juan Pablo Fuentes is an Economist at Moody’s Economy.com
- 'Brazil's Votorantim Metais To Expand Peru Zinc Refinery' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's Buenaventura To Hold From Sell' (Dow Jones)
- 'Germany To Swap Loans For Health Projects' (Financial Times, Andrew Jack and Hugh Williamson) "Merkel will launch the first €50m waiver of debts in a "debt2health" conversion, set to be followed by deals for Kenya, Peru and Pakistan."
- 'NewMarket Plans Expansion Into Peru With Premier Oracle Integrator Wi-Fi' (NewMarket press release)
- 'New Report Examines The Telecommunications Market In Peru' (Research and Markets press release)
- 'Humala Suggests Membership Of Peru In ALBA' (El Universal, Venezuela)
- 'Radius Commences Exploration At The Rubi Gold-Silver Property In Peru' (Radius Gold press release) re: in Ayacucho
- 'Peruvian minister urges better mobile service quality' (Telecom Paper)
- Thailand's Udomphol Ninnad Becoming Ambassador to Peru (Bangkok Post)
- 'Learning While Working Is Popular For Diplomats' (Embassy, Canada) Alfredo Fortes García "recently received his Masters degree in international law from the University of Ottawa. Working within consular affairs at the Peruvian embassy for the past five years."
- 'Space Junk Threat To Earth' (Geelong Advertiser, Australia)
- 'Wild Theories About Meteorite In Peru Discounted' (Globe and Mail, Canada, Mark Hume) "One of the first scientists to visit the site of a sensational meteor strike in Peru was Lionel Jackson, of the Geological Survey of Canada, who was working nearby when a fireball scorched across the sky over Lake Titicaca a little over a week ago."
- “Inside Lost Worlds presents Peru's Lost Pyramid City' (National Geographic Channel) "What drove the world’s last great pyramid-building civilization to the point of extinction?" Tonight, 9:00pm, USA
- 'Young Liars Still FInd True Love' (New York Times, Caryn James) re: David Holstein's 'True Genius' play in Edinburgh; "Lila and Scooter actually have a couple of funny scenes as they tell their inflated stories; she claims to have been a child nun in Peru."
- 'Firefighters Salute Fallen, Donate Gear At Convention' (Chicago Tribune, Denise Linke) "Crews in Ecuador and Peru benefit at event honoring those who died in 2001 attacks."
- 'Securing Panama Canal Interests' (ISN Security Watch, Zurich) At Panamax 2007, "Peru contributed the frigate BAP Bolognesi and missile corvette BAP Sanchez Carrion."
- Clinton Wants To 'Go To Machu Picchu' (Martha Stewart press release)
- 'North Carolina Group Helps Missionaries Translate Bible' (NBC 17 Raleigh) re: Gene Scott translates Bible into Sharanahua; see accompanying video
- 'Pro Mujer Celebrates Service to Over One Million Women and Their Families' (Pro Mujer press release) October 22: 2nd Benefit Celebration in Chelsea Piers, New York City
- Peruvian Cuisine & Music Festival (Swissotel Chicago) re: Sept 24-28
- Foreign Minister Garcia Belaunde on Darfur At UN Security Council (United Nations Security Council; and IANS)
- 'Citizenship Granted To Fallen Soldier' (Columbia Journalist, Evangel Fung) "Juan Muriel Alcantara received American citizenship today, but he didn’t attend the ceremony. The only people who got to hold his certificate were his grief-stricken mother, two sisters, his fiancée and their two-month old baby. Juan Alcantara, 22, was a U.S. Army corporal who died last month in Iraq. .... Alarcon had been in the U.S. since he was 6 and waited a year for his citizenship to be processed."
- 'White Lotus, Green Living' (Daily Targum, Rutgers University) "Marlon Pando, the owner and president of White Lotus Home, said being green is the way of life."
- 'Movie Opens Old Wounds' (Florida Today, Chris Kridler) re: Ibis "Jenny" Haun, widow of Capt. Leland "Tim" Haun
- Nyack Women's Soccer (Nyack College press release) "Laurie Stuart (Trujillo, Peru) had a great all around game with 10 kills, 7 aces."
- 'Kody Bradford Learns, Grows In Peru' (The Oklahoman, Andrea Cohen) "19-year-old is on his Mormon mission in Peru."
- OPINION: 'Muy Bueno! Trip To Peru Sure To Serve Up Interesting Times' (San Marcos Daily Record, Jerry Hall) re: Manu and Cusco "I hope to finally see a cock-of-the-rock, the national bird of Peru, and a splendid species that has been my most-wanted bird for several years."
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
- The best pieces this morning on Fujimori are by Dow Jones and the Economist Intelligence Unit which analyze the broader political/economic/quake context of this week's Peru.
- Most articles on the Fujimori beat view the story either through Keiko's prism or Alan Garcia's position.
- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released their 'Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 19'.
- Gourmet Magazine offers a recipe for pollo a la brasa.
- 'Peru's Political Tremors' (Economist Intelligence Unit)
Bloomberg, Dow Jones and Reuters, among others, seem to describe Fujimori through his daughters' eyes while Agence France Press and the Associated Press, among others, do so through the prism of President Garcia.
- 'As Ex-President Faces Trial, A Reckoning For Peru' (New York Times, Simon Romero and Andrea Zarate) Says one Fujimori partisan, “Were there deaths? Of course there were,” explaining that Mr. Fujimori must have been manipulated by his former intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos."
- 'Fujimori Mistreated: Daughter' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Fujimori Held In Poor Living Conditions, His Daughter Says' (Associated Press) President Garcia said, “We didn't put Fujimori in a cage. We didn't put Fujimori in a prisoner's uniform, we didn't put him in handcuffs.”
- 'Fujimori to Get Fair Trial In Peru Court, Says Garcia' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Fujimori Ends First Day In Jail' (CCTV)
- 'Fujimori Could Hear First Verdict Within Just One Month' (Deutsch Press Agentur)
- 'Debate In Peru Shifts From Economy To Ex-President Fujimori' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak) "Business leaders and some politicians have quickly expressed concerns that a high-profile series of trials of the ex-president could divert attention from the strong economic gains and political stability that the Andean nation has enjoyed in the last few years."
- 'Peru President Vows Fujimori Trial Will Adhere To Law, Not Revenge' (Dow Jones, Robert Kozak) "There will be a calm and objective compliance with the law and an absolute independence of the different powers of the state," Garcia said in a televised address."
- 'The Extradition Of Fujimori: An Important Step Towards Justice' (International Federation For Human Rights)
- 'Evidence Against Fujimori 'Overwhelming' ' (Inter Press Service, Angel Páez) "Among the 57 people facing charges in connection with the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta killings is Fujimori’s former intelligence chief and eminence gris, Vladimiro Montesinos, and former army chief General Nicolás Hermoza, both of whom are in prison on other charges."
- 'Fujimori Back In Peru Facing 30 Years In Prison' (Merco Press)
- 'Peru Prez Denies Harm To Fujimori' (Prensa Latina)
- 'Fujimori Followers Deny Attack in Peru' (Prensa Latina)
- 'Peru Prez Mum On Fujimori Extradition' (Prensa Latina) before press conference
- 'Fujimori Backers Paint Him As Victim, Seek Support' (Reuters, Terry Wade and Maria Luisa Palomino) "The man who ended terrorism is incarcerated like the terrorist. It's absurd," said Cesar Nakasaki, Fujimori's lawyer. "They didn't even let him bring his guitar."
- 'Jailed Former Peruvian President's Health Deteriorating' (Xinhua News Agency)
- 'Peru's President Promises Fairness In Fujimori Case (Xinhua News Agency)
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released their 'Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 19' which includes updates national and United Nations relief efforts as of September 21. "The FAO reported the upload of a data base with information on the rural/agricultural sectors affected by the earthquake. The database, subject to continuous updates as new data is processed." (The full 6-page report is also online.)
- 'Hundreds Line Up For Help In Peru' (Advertiser, Newfoundland, Canada, Shelly Peters) re: Dean Milley Ministries in Chincha
- 'Irving's Britain Elementary Holds Clothing Drive For Peru Quake Victims' (Pegasus, UK, Chad Jones)
- 'Doc Seeks Tents For Homeless Peruvians' (Rocky Mountain News, John C. Ensslin) re: Dr. David Schwartz
- 'People Of Cork And Ross Raise €313,000 For Peru' (Trócaire) "Trócaire extends its sincerest gratitude to the people of the Diocese of Cork and Ross, who donated a remarkable $313,000 to our Peruvian earthquake fund. Trócaire is continuing to respond to the humanitarian emergency in Peru after last month's devastating earthquake."
- 'Asked And Answered: (Detroit Free Press) Q: What donations can I send to victims of last month's earthquake in Peru? A: Go to InterAction
- 'Pressure Mounts For Pending Free Trade Deals' (Brownfield Ag News, Peter Shinn)
- 'Trade Politics: What Will Turn Into Trade Policy?' (CNBC, John Harwood) "Both the Peru and Panama bilateral deals are expected to go through."
- OPINION: 'Open Letter To Congressional Democrats' (Latin Business Chronicle) re: Prominent Clinton officials and other Democrats urge prompt passage of U.S. FTA's with Peru; "U.S. regional influence is at risk. Peru’s President Garcia has stood up to Venezuela’s Chavez at a time when virtually all other regional leaders have kept mum. He would be unlikely to do so again were Peru’s trade agreement to go down."
- 'Trade Skeptics Get Caucus On Peru Deal' (The Hill), Ian Swanson) "House Democrats critical of free trade won a key demand to hold a caucus meeting to discuss the Peru free trade agreement that the Ways and Means Committee will consider on Tuesday."
- 'Group Urges House Committee To Block Peru Free Trade Agreement' (USAgNet)
- 'Copper Gains In Shanghai On Strike Concern' (Bloomberg, Glenys Sim and Li Xiaowei) "Copper rose in Shanghai on concern that a strike for higher wages by workers in Peru at Southern Copper Corp., the world's fifth-largest producer of the metal, may disrupt supplies and further deplete global stockpiles."
- 'Respol YPF To Renew Block 39 Exploration In 2008' (BNAmericas) re: block 39 in Peru's Loreto department; "The block's true crude potential will be known in 2009 at the earliest."
- 'BPZ Energy Announces Updated Oil Test Results and Successful First Gas Test' (BPZ Energy press release) "BPZ Energy reported updated test results on the CX11-14D well in the Corvina field of offshore Block Z-1 in northwest Peru."
- 'Peru Iron Miner Shougang Strike Ends After Government Mediates' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's Jan-July Fish Meal Output Up 0.6% On Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's Sep 18 Foreign Reserves $24.35B Vs $24.28B Sep 11' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's Jan-July Fish Meal Output Up 0.6% On Year' (Dow Jones)
- 'Peru's Meteor: Illness Explained, Invitation Extended' (The Lede, New York Times blog, Mike Nizza) writer manages to weave US Senator Craig into story
- Recipe for pollo a la brasa (Gourmet September issue)
- REVIEW: 'The Roots Of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias' (Pop Matters, Deanne Sole) includes Los Destellos on YouTube
- 'Phone Veterans Try To Cash In On VA Benefits' (Army Times, Michael Hoffman) "Carlos Valle Rios, a resident alien from Peru, pleaded guilty in January to “attempted aggravated theft in the first degree by deception” for submitting a false claim to VA and discharge documents, according to court papers."
- 'Students' Triumphant Return From Peru' (Cambridge Evening News) re: Churuyacu "16 pupils of Huntingdon's Abbey College spent two years training and fundraising for the trip, which helped change the lives of pupils in northern Peru."
- 'Peruvian Summer' (Cumberland Times-News, Daleen Berry) re: Molly Shriver "Mission trip to Peru makes goals clear for Moorefield teenager."
- 'Global Adaptation: University Eases Transition For Foreign Students' (Daily Skiff, Texas Christian University, David Spencer) re: Karen Estrada
- 'Inside The Subatomic Race' (MSNBC, Alan Boyle) re: Pier Oddone, Fermilab's director
- 'Fugitive Dentist Apears In Court' (NBC4, Washington, Chris Gordon) re: David Fuster; see accompanying video
- 'Farm To Celebrate National Alpaca Day' (Register-Mail, Illinois)
- 'El Vitor: Mayorga De Campos' (Typically Spanish) "Fiesta in Valladolid has a strong link to Peru."
- 'Seattleites Kayak Into The Wild On Peruvian River' (Seattle Times via Associated Press, Jeff Barnard) re: The Range Life (warning: video with audio); "With $12,000 worth of plane tickets, kayaks, camping gear, food and a satellite phone from the sponsors, a team of four Pacific Northwest kayakers made it farther down the Rio Huallaga than anyone before them."
Monday, September 24, 2007
- The best pieces this morning on Fujimori are found in the Los Angeles Times (which gives the story first-page treatment) and the Miami Herald.
- The Washington Post dedicates an editorial to the Peru-USA free trade talks that goes to a vote this week in the American Congress.
- Congratulations to TEAM PERU for reaching the World Group Play-offs in the Davis Cup! Congatulations to Ivan Miranda, Luis Horna, Matias Silva, Mauricio Echazu, and team captain Jaime Yzaga.
- 'In Changed Peru, No More Rejoicing For Fujimori' (Agence France-Press, Gilles Bertin) "A poll by Ipsos-Apoyo said that 72 percent of Peruvians approved of his extradition, while 35 percent believed that the former strongman still has a political future."
- 'Fujimori To Stand Trial in Peru' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Rights Groups Hope Fujimori's Extradition Serves As Warning' (Associated Press)
- 'Fears As Fujimori Returns To Peru' (Associated Press)
- 'Fujimori Returns To Face Trial In Peru' (Christian Science Monitor, Lucien O. Chavuin) with audio file
- 'Peruvians (Abroad) Skeptical Over Justice For Fujimori' (El Diario/La Prensa)
- 'Fujimori's Return Tests Peru's Garcia' (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell) "Garcia has been uncharacteristically silent since the advent of "Fujimori II." There was little sense of him savoring the humiliation of the man who succeeded him as president in 1990."
- 'Blood Era Haunts Jailed Ex-President' (Miami Herald, Tyler Bridges)
- AUDIO in Spanish: 'Interview With Barrios Altos Massacre' (Miami Herald, Tyler Bridges) re: Tomas Livias
- 'Human Rights Groups Claim For Fujimori's Extradition To Peru' (Pravda)
- 'Peru Rules Out Protection To Fujimori' (Prensa Latina) cites Mirko Lauer's LR column
- 'Ex-President Fujimori Arrives In Peru For Trial' (Reuters, Terry Wade)
- Profile: Former Peruvian President Fujimori' (Xinhua News Agency)
- 'Peru's Fujimori Under Constant Medical Supervision While In Jail' (Xinhua News Agency)
- 'Peru Reaches The Promised Land' (Davis Cup) "The final point set up an explosion in the court. The Peruvian team, security guards and lots of fans joined in one single storm of happiness and joy. Horna was lifted by the crowd and given a victory lap around the court with his teammates and the national flag."
- Peru Clinched A Berth In The World Group (Voice of America)
- 'Peru Reaches Davis Cup World Group For First Time' (Xinhua News Agency) "Peru's number one racket, Luis Horna, won the decisive point in a grueling four-hour duel. There is one singles match left to play, but Peru's team, captained by Jaime Yzaga, has already sealed entry to the World Group of the Cup."
- 'Pacific Arc Plan: Innovative But Challenging' (opinion, International Relations and Security Network, Zurich, Sam Logan) "Alan Garcia has presented a new idea for regional trade integration in Latin America. Seeking to unite Latin American members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Group (APEC), Garcia is advocating the idea of a "Pacific Arc" to promote Latin American trade with countries across the Pacific."
- 'Latin Gold To Raise $400k In Placement' (Latin Gold press release) re: Paron Gold project in Peru
- 'Progress On Trade? Congressional Democrats Signal Approval For A Deal With Peru' (editorial, Washington Post) "Much of the credit for the progress belongs to Mr. Rangel and Peruvian President Alan Garcia, each of whom showed considerable flexibility and political skill in recasting the agreement in a form that House Democrats could accept -- without sacrificing its tariff-slashing essence. They spent a good part of the summer dancing this minuet."
- 'Psychologists Help Children Traumatized By Peru Earthquake' (ASSIST News, Jeremy Reynalds)
- 'The Faces Of Peru' (Courier- Journal, Kentucky, Larry Muhammad) re: Kathleen Satterwhite; "Louisville photographer's posters generate aid for earthquake victims."
- 'Professor And Students Helping Earthquake Victims' (Next News, Hanna Hooge) re: Utah Valley State College professor Sara Ulloa
- 'Has The Meteorite Brought New Disease To Earth?' (opinion, RIA Novosti)
- 'Sea Exercise Targets Safety' (Miami Herald, Cammy Clark) re: TransOceanic XXII
- 'Buy A Laptop For A Child, Get Another Laptop Free' (New York Times, Steve Lohr) "Peru, for example, will buy and distribute 250,000 of the laptops over the next year — many of them allocated for remote rural areas."
- Alvaro de Soto Resigned (Washington Post, Colum Lynch) "One of [Secretary General Ban's] top Middle East envoys, Peru's Alvaro de Soto, resigned in May on the grounds that Ban's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process provides political cover for the United States."
- Washington Hispanic's Johnny Yataco (Washington Post, David Montgomery)
- 'Justice Is Their Only Goal' (Yakima Herald-Republic, Ross Courtney) re: Nestor Gabino
- 'Novelists Of The Amazon' (New York Times, Larry Rohter) "Mario Vargas Llosa has set three of his novels — “Captain Pantoja and the Special Service,” “The Green House” and “The Storyteller” — in the region. ... Santiago Roncagliolo, author of one the most acclaimed Amazon novels published in recent years, “The Alligator Prince,” had never visited the region when he wrote the book. Mr. Roncagliolo, a 32-year-old Peruvian, acknowledges in an essay that he was in Spain in 2001 “dying of hunger and in an unclear immigration situation” when he accepted a publisher’s offer to write a travel novel."
- 'Review: Devil In The Mountain: A Search For The Origin Of The Andes, by Simon Lamb (Danny Review blog)
- 'Another US Is Rising' (Red Pepper) re: US Social Forum "Javier Gallardo, a guest worker from Peru, explained that hundreds of workers like him had been brought in from Latin America for Gulf coast reconstruction. Their ability to stay in the US is dependent on their employers, whose details are marked on their passports."
- 'Teens Represent Iowa Abroad' (Des Moines Register, Megan Hawkins) "I got to listen to the president of Peru speak, the prime minister of Canada, and the prime minister of Australia, and you just kind of sit there and you're like, 'I'm in this room with some of the most important people in the world."
Sunday, September 23, 2007
In addition to all the hubbub caused by Fujimori's return to Peru, there are several books related to Peru that get attention in today's review of the news including:
- Cochrane: The Real Master And Commander (David Cordingly)
- God of Luck (Ruthann Lum McCunn)
- Lima, Peru (Mario Testino)
- Through The Eyes Of The Condor (Robert B. Hass; foreward by Marie Arana)
- 'Fujimori Returns To Face Charges' (Los Angeles Times, Patrick J. McDonnell and Adriana León ) "Lima Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani called on Peruvians to put aside past hatred and the desire for revenge."
- 'Fujimori Returned, Jailed' (Miami Herald, Tyler Bridges) "Fujimori is expected to spend two weeks at the police training base, where he is being held in a small room without a television but with access to newspapers and magazines. He will then be transferred to a more traditional high-security prison."
- 'Chile Returns Fujimori To Peru To Face Charges' (New York Times, Simon Romero and Andrea Zarate) “There is a kind of exquisite irony in the role reversal of this cat and mouse game,” said Gustavo Gorriti, a respected journalist here who was detained in 1992 in the basement of Mr. Fujimori’s military intelligence service.”
- 'Fujimori Flown Back To Peru To Face Charges' (Washington Post, Lucien Chauvin) "The government has decided to keep Fujimori at the headquarters of the National Police Special Operations branch for the moment. A special prison could be built for him, according to a justice official."
- 'Japan Tight-Lipped On Fujimori Extradition' (Agence France-Press)
- 'Fujimori Back In Peru To Face Trial' (Agence France-Press, Gilles Bertin) "He will be allowed to go out on the patio for two hours a day and will have access to newspapers and magazines but no television. During visits, he will have to speak to his family and attorneys through a window."
- 'Fujimori Returns To Peru To Face Trial' (Associated Press, Monte Hayes, Leslie Josephs, and Eduardo Gallardo)
- 'Extradited Fujimori Back In Peru' (BBC, Dan Collyns)
- 'Fujimori Returns To Peru To Face Human Rights Charges' (Bloomberg, Alex Emery)
- 'Exiled Fujimori Arrives In Per To Face Charges' (CNN)
- 'Ex-Peruvian President Fujimori Detained After Arriving In Lima' (Kyodo News)
- 'Former President Fujimori Back In Peru To Face Trial' (MercoPress)
- 'Ex-President Fujimori Arrives In Peru For Trial' (Reuters, Terry Wade, Pav Jordan, Antonio de la Jara, Monica Vargas, Erik Lopez)
- 'Former Peruvian President Fujimori' (Xinhua News Agency)
- AUDIO: 'Fujimori Has Support' (Associated Press, Monte Hayes)
- AUDIO: Fujimori, Peru's FOrmer Leader, To Face Charges' (National Public Radio, Jacki Lyden and Julie McCarthy)
- PHOTOGRAPHS: Collection Of Wire Agency Photos (Miami Herald)
- VIDEO: 'Fujimori Extradited To Peru' (BBC, Dan Collyns)
- VIDEO: 'Exiled Fujimori Arrives In Peru To Face Charges' (CNN)
- VIDEO: 'Fujimori Faces Charges In Peru' (Reuters, Tom Metcalf)
- 'Haverstraw Fundraiser For Earthquake Victims in Peru' (Journal News, New York, James Walsh)
- 'Benefit Collects Funds For Victims Of Earthquake' (Morning News, Arkansas) re: relief for Castro Virreina; "The Peruvian community in Northwest Arkansas collected more than $15,000 for victims of the earthquake in Peru, said Mary Cisneros, one of the organizers of a dinner-benefit."
- 'North Side Foundation Aids Earthquake Victims' (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
ARTS & LITERATURE:
- REVIEW: 'Astonishing Photos Give Us New View Of Latin America' (El Paso Times, Rudy Gutierrez) re: Through The Eyes Of The Condor (Robert B. Hass; foreward by Marie Arana)
- EXHIBITION: Through The Eyes Of The Condor - National Georgraphic Museum in Washington DC, Sept 10 - Nov 4, 2007
- REVIEW: 'Cochrane The Dauntless: The Life And Adventures Of Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860' (The Times, UK, Andrew Holgate; NPR) re: Cochrane: The Real Master And Commander (David Cordingly) "Lord Byron, hearing of his exploits as a liberator in Peru, announced that “there is no man I envy so much as Lord Cochrane”. ... Cochrane’s adventures from 1818 to 1825 in Chile, Peru and Brazil, where he fought in the service of three different independence movements, are among the most amazing in naval history."
- REVIEW: 'How I Learned English: 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons In Language and Life' (Los Angeles Times, Helena Maria Viramontes)
- Mario Testino's 'Lima, Peru' (New York Times Travel Magazine, Bill Powers) "a collection of work from more than 100 Peruvian artists — along with Testino’s own shots — that captures the kinetic modern life of his hometown."
- Ruthann Lum McCunn's God of Luck In Local Bestseller List (San Francisco Chronicle) "Chinese man is kidnapped and forced into slavery in a guano mine in Peru." Author book reading tomorrow in Sacramento (Sacramento Bee)
- 'Alternative To Inca Trail Gives Same Splendor' (Summit Daily News, Colorado, Nicole Formosa) story filed from the "the towering 20,551-foot Mt. Salcantay, the highest peak in Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range."
- 'Rising Immigration Debate' (Baltimore Sun, Rona Marech) "Residents say they see evidence of this rapid change in the Salvadoran, Mexican and Peruvian restaurants that have cropped up, in the slew of new Latino markets, and in the Spanish-speaking tellers at banks Latinos frequent."
- 'The Choice Of How To Describe Immigrants Is Vital' (Miami Herald, Edward Schumacher-Matos)
- 'If We Need Hispanic Heritage Month, How About A New Title?' (Pioneer Press, Minnesota, Ruben Rosario) "Michael Robles, a local advertising and business-development specialist of Peruvian descent, says the designated month is more a benefit for young Latino-Americans than for non-Latinos."
- San Francisco Chronicle:
What do Peru, Greece and Italy have in common?
A. Each claims pasta invented there
B. All due returned artwork from U.S. museums
C. Shared ownership of a phone satellite
D. Most parking tickets run up by U.N. diplomats in New York