Monday, April 14, 2008
YALE HOLDING MORE INCA ITEMS: "COUNTING IS COMPLICATED"
- Yale Daily News (among others) reports that Yale may have many more Inca artifacts
- MTV Canada starts 4Real tonight featuring Cameron Diaz' 2007 Trip to Peru, according to the Globe & Mail
YALE HOLDING MORE INCA ITEMS: "COUNTING IS COMPLICATED"
- Discrepancy clouds count of Inca items (Yale Daily News, Paul Needham) "It turns out that there is no one way to count Inca artifacts. The Peruvian government announced Sunday that an inventory it conducted of Machu Picchu objects currently housed at Yale found some 40,000 pieces — about 10 times the number Yale had previously announced. But Yale officials said the discrepancy is a matter of mere arithmetic and not a sign of a significant disagreement."
- Peru report says Yale holding 40,000 Machu Picchu artifacts (Associated Press)
- Yale 'holding Machu Picchu items' (The Press Association)
- Will Yale return all 40,000 artifacts to Peru? (Reuters; Reuters, Jean Luis Arce)
- Peru accuses Yale of undercounting Machu Picchu artifacts (Andean Currents)
- It All Comes Down To Counting: Yale Holding 40000 Inca Artifacts (eFlux Media, Dee Chisamera) "The latest report released by Peruvian authorities uncovered that Yale University is holding over 40,000 artifacts from the Inca citadel of Machu Pichu, roughly ten times the number of pieces that has been initially reported by the university. In an telephone interview, Yale Archaeology professor Richard Burger said, as quoted by Yale Daily News: “Counting is complicated,” he said. “Do you count lots or do you count every piece? There may be tens of thousands of objects if you count each finger bone in a skeleton.”
- VIDEO: Peru Says Yale Holding 40,000 Artifacts (WTNH-8, New Haven, Kent Pierce) see also accompanying transcript
- VIDEO: Peru wants nearly 40,000 artifacts returned from Yale U. (NECN)
- FLASHBACK: Yale To Return Artifacts, Peruvia, Sept 17, 2007.
- Summit Homepage
- Germany's Merkel To Visit Latin America In May (Agence France Press) "She will take part in a Europe-Latin America summit in Lima on May 16-17."
- A Maker of Books Destroys 100,000 (Washington Post, Molly Moore) "For more than two decades, 250 historians and specialists labored to produce the first six volumes of the General History of Latin America, an exhaustive work financed by UNESCO. Then, over the course of two years, UNESCO paid to destroy many of those books and nearly 100,000 others by turning them to pulp, according to an external audit."
- Menzies sells Peruvian stake(Edinburgh News) "John Menzies, the Edinburgh-based logistics and aviation services group, has announced it is to dispose of its stake in a Peruvian firm. The company will receive disposal proceeds of £10.3 million from the disposal of aviation services business Talma Menzies SRL."
- Menzies Sells 50% Stake in Peru Venture for 10.3 Million Pounds (Bloomberg), Tracy Alloway) "It agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in a Peru-based aviation-services business to Sandoval Group for 10.3 million pounds ($20.3 million)."
- John Menzies sells 50% stake in Peruvian JV for 10.3 mln pounds (Thomson Financial)
- Austral Buys Stake in Corp del Mar (Bloomberg, last item) "Peru's biggest fishmeal producer said it paid 185.6 million soles ($67.9 million) for a 50% stake in Corporacion del Mar SA. Pesquera Ezalmar bought the other 50% stake."
- Mine Opponents Face Lawsuit Based on Press Clippings (Inter Press Service, Milagros Salazar) "Local activists and politicians in the northern Peruvian region of Piura who are facing charges of terrorism and extortion because of their activism to oppose mining investment projects supported by the government say the only evidence against them are photocopies of newspaper articles."
- Peru's mining and energy sector expects $20 billion investments by 2011 (EFE via Factiva) "Energy and Mines Minister Juan Valdivia said Saturday that in 2006, at the beginning of Peruvian President Alan Garcia's administration, investments of some $11 billion were expected for that period, but now those expectations have been greatly surpassed by the companies’ own projections of future investments, the government news agency Andina said."
- Vena Resources Advances Esquilache Polymetalic Project in Puno Peru (Vena press release)
- Nilam Resources Receives Equity Financing For Pativilca Purchase (Nilam press release)
- Peru to grow more papayas (Agra-Net)
- Review: Orpheus Chamber Singers (Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell) "Artistic director Donald Krehbiel had devised a typically stimulating program, starting with an anonymous Peruvian hymn sung, drum-accompanied, in procession."
- Me Llamo Dora: An Explorer in Modern America (National Public Radio, Rolando Arrieta) An aside: Peruvian-American Kathleen Herles is the voice of Dora
- Salsa ambassador readies himself for the world (The Southern, Southern Illinois University, Scott Fitzgerald) "When he goes to the stage this spring to receive his undergraduate degree in marketing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale student Julio Barrenzuela has made arrangements to be announced as "The Salsa Ambassador."
- Cameron Diaz' 2007 Trip On MTV Canada (Globe & Mail, Toronto) "I gained a comfort up [in Machu Picchu] that I'd never really had with heights before. I get vertigo really easily. And when I jump out of planes or go rock climbing, I'm mostly terrified all the time. But being at Machu Picchu, well, it was just amazing."
- Babson names winners of 2008 biz plan contest (Mass High Tech) Chaska Hotel & Spa, a full-service, four-star, eco-friendly hotel in Peru's Sacred Valley, won second place in Babson College's 2008 business plan competitions.
- International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association: Lima Tours recipient of Hall of Fame Award (IGLTA press release) "Lima Tours was one of the first companies in South America to reach out directly to welcome LGBT travelers and groups to show them the sights, sounds and exotic flavors of Peru."
- Cuban Photo Expo In Peru (Prensa Latina, Cuba) A photo exhibit on Cuba was opened this weekend in Peru with the significant title "La Cubania" by artist Julio Larramendi." From EDUCAR in Lima it goes to Cuzco (April 21 to 26) then the University of San Marcos.
- Consular Corps team entered in this year's Sun Run (Vancouver Sun, Karen Gram) "Rosa Marshall, honorary consul of Colombia, jokingly appointed the Consul of Peru [Carlos Manuel Román] to be captain of the Latin group in the consulate corps. But he is a reluctant participant, she says."
- Woman welder wins big with Microfinance Loan (Student Operated Press) "Hardly anyone believed a young, female welder in Peru could be successful, but Miss Micro-Entrepreneur Maria Ester Landa proved them wrong. She's a jet engine welder and Peru's 'Miss Micro-Entrepreneur' of 2006." See interview in El Comercio.
- Valeria Rojas Awarded Watson Fellowship (The Lawrentian, Dylan Reed-Maxfield)
- Davis Cup Process (Davis Cup) Peru included to participate in the 2008 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-offs draw.
- Peruvian Court Convicts Military Squad of 1992 University Killings (Chronicle of Higher Education, Mike Ceaser)