Friday, April 11, 2008
NAZCA FLIGHT TRAGEDY
- Peruvian president supports Beijing Olympic Games (Xinhua) in an op-ed in El Comercio
- EU-LAC summit to seek pragmatic outcomes (Xinhua) "25 heads of state and government of the 27 EU countries have confirmed their attendance at the two-day summit on May 16 in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Only Italy, apparently because of a pending election, and Cyprus have not confirmed their attendance."
- Peru Bank Unexpectedly Raises Lending Rate to 5.5% (Bloomberg)
- Peru's central bank raises key rate to 5.5% (Reuters)
- Oil and gas in Peru (The Economist) "A decade, says Peru's prime minister, Jorge del Castillo, his country will be a net exporter of energy. ... Environmentalists and indigenous groups have misgivings."
- Companies Propose Pipelines in Southern Peru (Reuters, Marco Aquino) "Suez Energy and Kuntur Gas Transport have presented the Peruvian government with plans to build two gas pipelines, worth about $2 billion. Both links would be supplied by gas from the Camisea field."
- Doe Run Peru Says Govt Declared Strike Illegal (Dow Jones)
- America Movil Peru launches 3G network (TeleGeography)
- Peru Authorizes Starting Of First Fishing Season (Asian Business Network)
- Racino Royale enters Peru Gaming Market with Slot Machine Agreement (press release)
- Peruvian police seize counterfeit cash worth over $7 mln (Xinhua) "This is reportedly the largest haul of forged currency in Peru."
- Rumble in the Jungle: How barefaced capitalism can help save the Amazonian rainforest (Economist) "Peru's Madre de Dios region has been undergoing an ecotourism boom. More than 70 'eco-lodges' cater to tourists from around the world, eager to experience a few days in the Amazon. Last year more than 60,000 foreigners visited the area, a 20-fold increase over 15 years."
- REVIEW: Tree Rivers, by John Hemming (The Telegraph, UK) Every tributary of the Amazon's history
- REVIEW: Tree Rivers, by John Hemming; reviewed by Hugh Thomson (The Telegraph, UK) The Story of the Amazon
- Uncontacted tribes flee across the border (Survival International) "Uncontacted tribes in Peru are fleeing across the border to Brazil because illegal mahogany loggers are invading their territory and killing them, according to an uncontacted tribes expert."
- New Species Of Infectious Disease Found In Amazon (Science Daily) "While investigating the tropical disease leptospirosis in the Peruvian Amazon, Joseph Vinetz (UC, San Diego), an infectious disease specialist has uncovered new, emerging bacteria that may be responsible for up to 40 percent of cases of the disease."
- Juan Diego in NYC (New York Post) "On April 18, starting at 10 a.m., there'll be exhibits, rehearsal and a Q&A with the cast of Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment," starring Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez."
- Abraham Bojorquez, no bling-bling rapper (France24) "We started up Aymara rap a few years ago, to denounce neoliberal politics."
- Soccer-Player sacked in Peru for insulting female referee (Reuters, Jean Luis Arce) "Uruguayan striker Mario Leguizamon made insulting remarks with sexual connotations in a television interview after being shown the red card by Silvia Reyes in last Sunday's match against Alianza Atletico. ... "How long has it been since Peru went to the World Cup? How long is it since Peru won anything?"
- Peru's San Martin dumps striker Mario Leguizamon for insulting female referee (Associated Press) see photos
- Tomcito Preparing For Kentucky Derby (Bloodhorse)
- Peru makes progress on maternal health (The Lancet) (see summary in Medical News Today)
- 50 nations not meeting goals on birth deaths (The Guardian, Sarah Boseley) "Peru, Brazil and Indonesia have made the most progress on reducing deaths in children under-five, the new report shows."
- VIDEO: Peru Returns To Potatoes (Reuters, Pavithra George) "replacing expensive wheat bread with potato bread."
- Doctor's mission to Peru to protect humble potato (Lincolnshire Echo, UK) "David Nelson, a Lincolnshire potato expert has been to Peru to help the nation save its spuds from extinction." Read Nelson's blog
- Bill to help feed hungry named after 11-year-old advocate (Sun-Sentinel, Florida, Josh Hafenbrack) "Jack Davis and his sixth-grader's cause: Making it easier for restaurants to donate their leftover food to homeless shelters and charities. ... During a trip to his mother's native Peru, Jack saw a nation with widespread poverty and came home determined to salvage leftovers headed to the garbage bin."