Thursday, April 17, 2008
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- Peru's High Court Upholds 6-Year Prison Sentence of Former President Fujimori (Voice of America)
- Peru calls for return of artifacts (Yale Daily News, Paul Needham) "In a distinct change in position, Peruvian officials announced Wednesday that they are now seeking the prompt return of all the Inca artifacts currently housed at Yale. While Peruvian authorities continue to cite an interest in a research collaboration with Yale, they said they would like that interaction to begin after the artifacts return to Peru."
- Summit Homepage
- Embassy Row (Washington Times, James Morrison) "A top European leader is trying to persuade Latin American governments to move beyond the "darker side" of their relations with the European Union and embrace a "brighter one" that will concentrate on fighting poverty and threats to the global climate."The two topics are closely linked and unavoidably connected, and, therefore, we believe it is crucial to make real progress on poverty reduction and the consequences of climate change," Dimitrij Rupel, president of the EU's General Affairs and External Relations Council, told the Organization of American States on a Washington visit this week. Mr. Rupel, also foreign minister of Slovenia, said his country and Peru have accepted the "demanding and responsible task" of co-chairing the next meeting of the EU-Latin American and Caribbean Summit, scheduled next month in the Peruvian capital Lima."
- Dispatches From a Legal Reporter in Iraq (The American Lawyer, Ben Hallman) "At the other end of the spectrum, a Peruvian guard, also employed by KBR, told me he makes about $1,200 a month. The guard told me he is leaving soon, after two years in Baghdad. "Baghdad, too much muerte," he told me, pantomiming a rocket flying into the Green Zone."
- Peru's March Tax, Customs Collections Rise 18.4% Vs Year Ago (Dow Jones, Leslie Josephs) "Peru's tax and customs revenue totaled 4.03 billion soles ( $1.5 billion) in March, an 18.4% real growth from the year before, tax agency Sunat said Wednesday."
- Peru Central Bank Intervenes To Buy $25 Million (Dow Jones)
- Peru confirms over 1 billion barrels of oil reserve (Xinhua) "Some 809 million barrels of oil can be added while including three other maritime oil fields - Santa Rosa, Santa Maria and Pimentel - in Lambayaque. The Petro-Tech Peruana oil enterprise, with Argentine capital, began the field studies five years ago, discovering oil in the region by means of two- and three-dimensional seismic tests."
- Petro Tech find boosts Peru hopes (wire services) "Peruvian energy company Petro Tech has found a new oilfield with estimated reserves of 1.13 billion barrels, a sizable discovery for Peru, which is trying to become energy self-sufficient, provincial governor Yehude Simon said. The reserve was found in Lot Z-6 of northern Peru, near Piura and Lambayeque. Peru, a net oil importer that hopes to become a net exporter in 2010, produced 41.6 million barrels of crude oil last year."
- Textile Exporters Plan US$ 50 Million Investment (Bharat Textile)
- Century Mining Announces NI 43-101 Reserves And Technical Report For The San Juan Gold Mine In Peru (press release)
- BTV-Business Television Features Antares Minerals, ECU Silver and Dianor Resources (press release)
- Sinchao Metals Confirms Southwest Extension of Mineralization in Breccia Zone (press release) "Sinchao Metals Corp. owns 100% interest in the Sinchao Property, which is located in Cajamarca Province, Northern Peru, and 30 kilometres from Yanacocha, the largest gold mine in South America."
- Dynacor Gold Mines increases its gold production capacity by 69% (press release)
- 'Borders That Unite - April 16-18': Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru seek to protect Amazonia (Xinhua) "Diplomats and indigenous leaders from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru met Wednesday in Bogota ina bid to protect Amazonia, the "world's lung," by limiting the exploitation of natural resources. "This is an Amazonian meeting of the four countries sharing that borderless region, our government works and implements negotiations to not exploit oil nor damage that region, the world's lung," said Ecuadorian consul Carlos Solorzano. The "Borders that unite" meeting is being held at the Luis Angel Arango library in downtown Bogota, Colombia's capital, and is also being attended by representatives of nine indigenous communities that live along the Amazonian border. The ethnic groups of the indigenous communities include Cofan, Murui, Huitoto, Coreguaje, Muinane, Cocama, Tikuna, Bora and Inga." see also Areacucuta and other articles in Spanish
- Uncontacted tribes go 'round the world' (Survival International press release) "More than 150 articles and interviews about Peru’s uncontacted tribes have been published or broadcast in more than 20 countries."
- Soldiers Deliver Food As Part of Government Aid Program (Reuters photographs, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) "During the next 6 months, Peru's government hopes to hand out some 100,000 bags of food to families living in Lima's poorest neighborhoods. The aid comes as the Andean country struggles to control skyrocketing consumer prices, the Women and Social Development Ministry said."
- Farming Families Benefit From Peruvian Potato Project (Red Orbit) "T'ikapapa is an initiative of the International Potato Center's Papa Andina Partnership Program and the Innovation and Competitiveness of Peru's Potato Sector project. The project brings together farmers' organisations from six different departments (Ayacucho, Apurimac, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Huancavelica and Junin) in the highlands of Peru, Capac-Peru (a potato market chain association), A&L Biodiversidad Alto Andina (a private potato processing company), Wong (Peru's largest supermarket chain), and CIP's INCOPA project. This project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation."
- OPINION: Latin America scores badly in Internet ranking (Miami Herald, Andres Oppenheimer) "A new world ranking released by the World Economic Forum shows that several Latin American countries are gradually losing ground in Internet 'network readiness.' Meantime, Middle Eastern, Asian and Eastern European nations are modernizing much more rapidly, it says. Authors of the study, entitled Global Information Technology Report, say that Internet readiness is the key to long-term growth. Just like countries in the past needed roads and bridges to ship their exports abroad, today they also need good Internet infrastructure to be more competitive in the global economy, they say. Peru fell from the 78th to 84th."
- Josefina Condori - World’s Children’s prize for the Rights of the Child, Honorary Award (Children's World)
- Winners of World's Children's Prize (Associated Press) "Sweden's Queen Silvia will host an awards ceremony on Friday at Gripsholm's castle outside Stockholm."
- Swedish Prize Announced (The Times, UK)
- Children's Rights Prize Announced (Deutsche Press Agentur)
- Peruvian wins Honorary World’s Children’s prize for the Rights of the Child (Radio Sweden) "Peru’s Josefina Condori and Agnes Stevens of the U.S. share an honourary award. The committee cited Condori’s work to protect house maids who work under 'slave-like conditions' in Peru."
- Jenna Bush On Peru (KWES-9 Texas) "In Peru, we visited projects where the proceeds of the book are funding, so that was really amazing and UNICEF was really supportive in that way that they're showing me where the money is actually going and it's going to help so many things," Jenna said."
- From Peru with love - and labor (Community Times, Maryland, Jane Collins) "I am writing this story from Lima, Peru, and grouting the tile around an orphanage dining room that holds 560 kids. My husband and I flew here for two weeks with Global Volunteers and signed up to help the labor crew."
- Rotary members share homes, life, work (Lake Elmo Leader, Minnesota, Barbara Boelk) Dr. Jessica Diaz from Huaraz is one of five Peruvian participants in a month-long Rotary International group exchange program.
- Signposts of a New Geography (Scripps Howard News Service) "Peruvian restaurants are all the rage in Chile."
- There's History in Peruvian Olives (Miami Herald, Maricel Presilla) re: aceituna de botija "According to popular lore, the first olive trees arrived in Lima from Spain in 1519 with the wealthy colonist Don Antonio de Ribera. On a trip to Seville, he had secured about 100 olive saplings to plant on his Peruvian farm (huerta). Only three survived the journey, and Don Antonio had them planted with great care and nervous expectations. Though he had ordered his slaves to protect them round the clock, one of the saplings was stolen. The Peruvian historian Ricardo Palma tells us the culprit was a man from Chile who planted the sapling on his farm on the shore of the Mapocho River."
- Peruvian-Style Black Olive, Potato and Fresh Cheese Salad (Miami Herald)
- REVIEW: Machu Picchu (Daily Times, Delaware) "Owner Consuelo Rios said the new restaurant in Midway provides a different spin on ethnic flavors and is the only Peruvian restaurant in a 50-mile radius."
- REVIEW: Rincon Limeño (The Phoenix, Boston) "Showcases the cuisine of Peru in all its glorious biodiversity (ingredients from the mountains, oceans, rainforests, and river basins) and ethnic richness (influences from indigenous South America, Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East)."
- Nepal goes Maoist: How worried should we be? (The Economist) "So insurgent communists in poor, largely rural countries such as India, Nepal and Peru are naturally inclined to style themselves Maoists. As a revolutionary inspirer, at least, Mao was a success."
- Think Globally, Eat Locally (Jackson Free Press, Mississippi) “In Peru, the original home of potatoes, Andean farmers once grew some four thousand potato varieties, each with its own name, flavor and use, ranging in size from tiny to gigantic and covering the color spectrum from indigo-purple to red, orange, yellow, and white,” Barbara Kingsolver writes. Yesterday at Kroger, I’m pretty sure I only saw about three different kinds. This kind of uniformity leaves a farmer’s whole crop vulnerable to being wiped out by insects or disease."
- REVIEW of Automobile: (Brantford Expositor, Ontario) "This is a fun little car to toss around and you will hardly find yourself in trouble. It is so predictable that aggressively tackling a wet, sloppy, sloshy drive brought up visions of an Audi A4 tackling a Peruvian mountain without tires."