Friday, April 18, 2008
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YALE HOLDING MORE INCA ITEMS
FILM: WOVEN SONGS OF THE AMAZON
YALE HOLDING MORE INCA ITEMS
- Peru wants Yale to return artifacts (Associated Press)
- Peru Reopens Talks On Artifacts With Yale (Hartford Courant, Kim Martineau) "Peru's lawyer in Washington D.C., William Cook, declined comment except to say that Peru sent its proposal to Yale last week and is awaiting a response."
- Peru Claims Yale Took More than 40,000 Artifacts from Machu Picchu (ArtInfo)
- Inca Trail Sold Out (Guardian, Paul Torpey) "The Inca Trail has already reached its quota of walkers until September. Paul Torpey scours the Andes for alternative treks."
- Reinoso says he won't seek re-election (Connecticut Post, Ken Dixon) "Rep. Felipe Reinoso, D-Bridgeport, the first Peruvian-born state lawmaker in the United States, said Thursday he will not seek re-election this fall and will retire from the General Assembly after four terms. He rose to become Deputy Majority Leader. Reinoso, who came to the U.S. in 1969, was instrumental in last year's passage of a bill that would let the children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition for state colleges and universities. The legislation, however, was vetoed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell."
- Peru's currency to gain despite central bank (Reuters, Ricardo Serra) "The sol will probably keep on appreciating on sound economic fundamentals, even as the central bank further clamps down on speculative foreign cash entering the Andean country. Surging capital investments, swift economic growth of about 9% a year, and solid exports have caused the sol to gain about 14.5% in the last 12 months, near its strongest level since 1997."
- Peru's Sol Slips To 15-day Low Versus Buck (RTT News)
- Peru Milpo says revised Votorantim offer too low (Reuters)
- Economic Split Seen In Corporate Earnings (Wall Street Journal, Tom Lauricella, p. A1) "On Wednesday, Coca-Cola Co. Chief Executive E. Neville Isdell noted during the company's conference call that he had taken a recent trip to Chile and Peru. "There's a vibrancy in Latin America that I don't think we've seen in decades," he remarked."
- Summit Homepage
- Peru Hopes APEC Brings Investment From Thailand (Bangkok Post, Parista Yuthamanop) "Peru expects this year's (Apec) forum to help open the door for increased investment and tourism from Thailand, according to Carlos Velasco, the ambassador of Peru to Thailand. Trade between Peru and Thailand totalled $300 million in 2007. Under the pending trade pact, Thailand will enjoy cheaper imports of Peruvian farm products such as olives, asparagus, avocado, paprika and artichokes. Prospects for Thai exports are also expected to improve for goods such as televisions, refrigerators and electrical appliances."
FILM: WOVEN SONGS OF THE AMAZON
- Screening of “Woven Songs of the Amazon,” a documentary by Anna Stevens (Valley Journal, Colorado) watch a preview; watch another preview; "This documentary explores the ancient tradition of song patterns, “Icaros,” that have been passed down from generation to generation by the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon. The film follows one family in their struggle to preserve and pass down the songs and patterns to the younger generation amidst the face of great change and modernization within the community." purchase the movie on DVD or the soundtrack
- Peruvian cardinal stops Communion in the hand (Catholic World News, Phil Lawler) "Speaking to the Italian web site Petrus, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru, said that in order to guard against abuses, 'the best way to administer Communion is on the tongue.' Cardinal Cipriani told Petrus that he took the step to halt Communion in the hand in order to promote greater reverence for the Eucharist. In some cases, he said, the practice had led to gross abuses. More generally he cited the 'relaxed attitude of many priests' as a cause for the decline in reverence."
- Former Peruvian president, first lady speaking at University of Arizona (Tuscon Citizen, Arizona, Heidi Rowley) Alejandro Toledo on "Social Justice in Health: Local to Global"; and on "Can democracy afford to neglect the poor? A presidential perspective." Former first lady Eliane Karp de Toledo on "Indigenous People and their Social Inclusion in Democracy."
- Thorns and Flowers (Arizona Star editorial) the newspaper praises the University for hosting Toledo and Karp
- Former Peruvian president pontificates on poverty (Arizona Wildcat, Shain Bergan) "Although Toledo has given countless speeches over his years as a candidate and president, this one was possibly the most difficult, since its message was so close to his heart, Toledo said. As a young man in Peru in the 1960s, Toledo met Joel Meister, professor emeritus for the UA's public health college. Meister was working with the U.S. Peace Corps and befriended Toledo. Meister and his wife Nancy, an oncology social worker at the Arizona Cancer Center, then helped Toledo gain admission into the University of San Francisco, Meister said."
- Peru's Former First Family to Speak at University of Arizona (University of Arizona press release; see workshop program)
- REVIEW: Selva Grill (Herald Tribune, Florida) "This Peruvian favorite moved from a small strip mall to a much larger and elegant location in downtown Sarasota, and we're happy to say that it lost none of its flair or flavor in the process."
- Havana Historian Receives Ricardo Palma University Award (Cuban News Agency) "Havana historian Eusebio Leal received on Wednesday an Honoris Causa Doctorate granted by the Ricardo Palma University of Peru. According to Prensa Latina news agency, he also recalled Raul Porras Barrenechea, a former Peruvian foreign minister who in 1960 refused to isolate and condemn Cuba at the Organization of American States."
- REVIEW: Opera, Barber of Seville, Canadian Opera Company (Globe and Mail, ) "Young Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya made a decent job of guiding the orchestra and singers through Rossini's scintillating score, but I'm sure he had his hands full keeping Shkosa's Rosina on the rails."
- Johan Cruyff mystery over, not that of '78 Cup (The Telegraph, UK, ) Once Again ... "Argentina needed to beat Peru by four goals in their last game to progress to the final. General Jorge Vidal made a timely pre-match visit to the Peruvian dressing-room to talk to the players about "Latin American unity" before the host nation rattled six past a side that had previously held Holland to a goalless draw. Rumours were rife that the match had been fixed (the fact that the Peru goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga was born in Argentina did not help), with crowds pelting the Peru players with stones on their return to Lima airport. It has since been claimed that in the weeks following the Peru game, an impromptu cargo of 35,000 tonnes of wheat left Argentina for Lima and that the military regime issued an interest-free loan of $50 million to the Peruvian government, led by another dictator Francisco Morales Bermudez."
- What the Dead Have To Say (Economist) "Armed with a $1.5m grant from the United States Congress, the Argentine NGO [Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team] has just launched an initiative, along with counterparts in Peru and Guatemala, to speed up the identification of human remains, both by encouraging relatives to offer blood samples and by taking advantage of the latest American technology."
- Modern Slavery (Latin America Press, Lily Céspedes) "It’s a global situation that affects almost all countries. It has become an international problem and in order to fight it the work has to be coordinated between the authorities and governments of the world,” warned Rosa Dominga Trapasso, US missionary who came to Peru over 50 years ago and who defends female victims of trafficking in the nongovernmental organization Movimiento El Pozo, in Lima."
- OPINION: Behind the Food Price Riots (Wall Street Journal, Vincent Reinhart) "But there is an important difference between our troubles today and those of the 1970s. In that decade, aggregate supply sagged as oil producers scaled back production and anchovies disappeared off the coast of Peru."
- OPINION: Memories of Nixon/Ford (New York Times, Paul Krugman) Yesterday - "Some of the causes look similar: droughts in the Southern Hemisphere (the Peruvian anchovies disappeared, too) and a period of rapid world growth."