Wednesday, April 09, 2008
FLOODS IN NORTHERN PERU
- VIDEO: Daring Rescues in Peru Floods (Associated Press)
- Video Feed: Severe Flooding in Peru (Associated Press)
- Peru Court Convicts Four For 1992 Massacre (Associated Press, Monte Hayes)
- Four Convicted in 1992 University Massacre (Washington Post via Associated Press)
- Peru convicts death squad four (BBC)
- Peruvian army general sentenced to 35 years for 1992 massacre (Deutsche Press Agentur) "General Julio Salazar Monroe was convicted on charges of murder and forced disappearance of the victims from La Cantuta University, court officials said."
- Four Peru 'death squad' members found guilty of murder (Echo Star) "A Peruvian court has convicted a former general and three members of a military death squad of kidnapping and murder in a ruling that prosecutors say could set a precedent in the trial of former President Alberto Fujimori."
- April 9, 2000 - Peruvian Elections (UPI) "On this date in 2000, Peru's President Alberto Fujimori failed to win a first-round election victory, forcing a run-off in May that he won. However, a vote-fraud scandal forced him to step down later in the year."
- April 9, 2004 - Drug Discovery (Associated Press) "Colombian authorities announce an embarrassing discovery as Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo arrives to discuss anti-drug strategies: a large stash of cocaine and heroin on the naval warship he is to visit." See Peruvia's summary from 2004.
- Czech smuggling 3.8 kg of cocaine detained in Peru (Czech Happenings via EFE)
- Pro Mujer Peru Makes Low Cost Life Insurance Available to 43,000 Poor Women Entrepreneurs (Pro Mujer press release)
- Colombia and Cat (Wall Street Journal editorial) "Caterpillar exports more to Peru and Colombia than it does to Germany, Japan or the United Kingdom."
- An Overview of Peru's Stock Market (BLOG: Seeking Alpha)
- Rocmec Updates Progress on Peruvian Acquisition Project (Rocmec press release)
- Xstrata Copper eyes strong growth in Peru (Reuters, Pav Jordan and Antonio de la Jara) "Xstrata Copper will likely boost its output of the red metal in Peru to up to 500,000 tonnes over the next five years if all goes as planned and it gets its Antapaccay and Las Bambas projects into production."
- Inca Pacific eyes cash for mine as waits on permit (Reuters, Terry Wade)
- Candente CEO sees new resource study ready in May (Reuters, Terry Wade)
- Chile apologises for birth in hospital lavatory (Reuters) "Chile's government has publicly apologised after a woman was forced to give birth in the lavatory of a public hospital after she failed to receive medical attention, and ordered an investigation. Bernadita Vega, 37, from Peru, arrived at a public hospital in the capital Santiago in labor late on Monday, and waited two hours for a doctor to see her. Ultimately, her partner helped her deliver a baby boy in a hospital restroom."
- Investigation to begin for woman who gave birth in bathroom at San José Hospital (El Mercurio) "The minister of Heath, María Soledad Barría, has announced that an investigation will begin at San José Hospital to shine light on the case of a Peruvian woman who gave birth in a bathroom at the medical facility after waiting to be seen by a doctor for two hours."
- Chile Is Not Bolivia (Los Angeles Times blog) The upcoming James Bond movie is being filmed in northern Chile. "Mayor Lopez is reportedly miffed that Chile was being used in the film to represent rival Bolivia, a sensitive issue in those parts. Chile annexed a considerable chunk of mineral-rich northern territory from Bolivia and Peru in a victorious 19th century war against its neighbors. Hard feelings still persist in all three nations."
- Pizarro denies indiscipline, criticises Peru federation (Reuters) "Peru striker Claudio Pizarro, banned playing for his country for 18 months for alleged indiscipline, said Tuesday that he was innocent and accused the country's federation of bad management."
- Dutchman to row from Peru to Brisbane (Australian Associated Press) "Dutch adventurer Ralph Tuijn will resume his solo row from Peru to Brisbane next month after twice abandoning the attempt due to rough weather."
- College Tennis (Providence Journal, Rhode Island) "Jose Rodriguez of Peru is 11-3 overall, 9-2 at No. 2 singles."
- Chess Tournament (Hindu) "Peru’s Zuniga Julio Granda lost in 22 moves of the Nimzo Indian in the eight-player Ruy Lopez Masters chess tournament at Merida, Spain."
- Worth the wait in gold (Wildcat, University of Arizona, Aly Van Dyke) An interview with the archeology professor who found the historic necklace in Peruvian Andes; "On a dig in the late 1990s in the Peruvian Andes, Aldenderfer and his team unearthed the oldest known gold artifact to be found in the Americas.
- Vallejo on Griffin Short List (Montreal Gazette) 'César Vallejo, The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition', Clayton Eshleman's translation of the late Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo, is shortlisted for the $100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. See also: 'Homage' in Peruvia, April 26, 2007.
- Poets Vie For Griffin Prize (CBC)