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April 26, 1992
Since Peru's President Alberto Fujimori with army help disbanded the nation's constitution, judiciary and congress on April 5, the congress has returned the compliment. It swore in his vice president, Maximo San Roman, as a rival president. Now Peru has two of them.What Peru does not have is much government at all. The economy minister resigned after hearing tough talk in Washington from the United States and Organization of American States about losing aid if constitutional law is not restored to Peru.
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HEALTH
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Around 3 billion people worldwide cook in their homes over fires fueled by everything from wood and eucalyptus leaves to dried cow dung and quinoa and every year, the World Health Organization estimates, 4 million people die because of the smoke. The problem is the smoke from many home cooking fires is not properly vented outside. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is working to develop a safer way to cook for more than half of the world's population. The project aims to decrease the amount of harmful smoke residents of rural communities can be exposed to using cookstoves in thatched huts with little ventilation.
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NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | April 13, 1992
WHEN I lived in Lima in 1964 and 1965 as a young foreign correspondent, Peru was one of the most promising countries in Latin America. It was one of the exciting "new democracies," a country that was going to burst the chains of the bitter Spanish conquest.But Peru was also the purest mystery of almost any country on earth. In its great Andean mountains, which rise above the coastal plain like black walls reaching into eternity, the ruins of the Incas are in many ways greater than those of Egypt.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
John Edwin Brewer, a retired computer engineer and artist, died of congestive heart failure May 26 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. He was 73 and had lived in Pasadena. Born in Atlanta, he served in the Navy from 1960 to 1964. Mr. Brewer then earned an engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He moved to Pasadena and was a Westinghouse Electric Corp. systems analyst from 1966 to 1992 at the Linthicum plant. At his retirement, he received a Signature Award of Excellence.
NEWS
By Tom Wicker | August 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- AFTER QUICK military victory in the desert war, President Bush exulted that the nation had "kicked the Vietnam syndrome" -- its supposed reluctance, after defeat in Indochina, to send U.S. troops to fight elsewhere in the world. Did that conviction embolden Bush to embark on military intervention against the Shining Path in Peru?Or have presidents suffered more, and for longer, from what might be called "the Peru syndrome" -- the idea that U.S. forces are required, and can prevail, anywhere U.S. interests appear to be threatened, or might be advanced?
NEWS
April 8, 1992
Peru's army is inept at combating one of the last virulent Maoist rebellions in the world, the Shining Path, which has come down from the mountains and made inroads in Lima itself. But the army proved better Sunday at closing Congress, arresting opposition leaders, seizing broadcast stations and patrolling the boulevards of the capital. President Alberto Fujimori, the dark horse elected with such great hopes in July 1990, now rests his reforms on tanks, repression, decree and censorship. It is a coup from the top.President Fujimori's attempts at free-market reform and success battling inflation have been honest.
NEWS
October 22, 1991
AYACUCHO, Peru -- Maoist guerrillas killed 22 militia members in three remote communities in the Andean highlands of Peru in the past few days, military sources said yesterday.
NEWS
By Georgie Anne Geyer | January 27, 1994
Tambo, Peru -- THE MINUTE you see maverick Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori in action, you realize that some original Japanese-Peruvian political force of nature has been loosed upon the world.We boarded the small, modern bus that would take us all across an area where until recently the murderous Sendero Luminoso ("Shining Path") terrorists would have made us notches in their guns. Even then "El Chino" was in charge.It was he who said when to close the doors, he who told his bodyguards running alongside exactly when to leave, he who with a twinkle in his eye sought out an ostentatiously modest seat for himself.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | January 25, 1997
VILLA EL SALVADOR, Peru -- It's not that Michel Azcueta lacks sympathy for the 73 hostages penned up in the Japanese ambassador's residence, far from it. It's just that he worries that Peruvian security forces, their attention fixed on the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) guerrillas holding the hostages, are going to miss a much deadlier threat from a different direction."Terror, for the Peruvian people, has never been personified by MRTA," said Azcueta, the mayor of this sprawling shantytown built on seaside sand dunes just south of Lima.
NEWS
By Chicago Tribune | July 7, 1991
TUCUME, Peru -- A giant sting ray haunts the sacred mountain, and witch doctors high on hallucinogens reign.Spirits move as shadows in the night. A curse is cast; a deadrooster is hung from a pole, and a dog is slaughtered.Buzzards circle overhead. The heat is punishing. The place is called El Purgatorio, and it's just outside this impoverished village of dirt streets and adobe shacks.Thor Heyerdahl has come to unlock its secrets. Tanned, fit, white hair neatly combed and blue eyes clear and direct, the Norwegian explorer, 76,, who was made famous by his Kon-Tiki voyage 44 years ago, has calmed the spirits and befriended the witch doctors in an effort to excavate the largest complex of pyramids in the Americas.
NEWS
September 19, 2011
Congratulations to J. Scott Plank for the success he has had with his Under Armour clothing line ("Under Armour plans to double size of headquarters," Sept. 16). I was impressed to read that he employs 5,000 people worldwide. My only comment is that my Under Armour shirt was manufactured in Peru. I wish it was made in Charm City. Sue Steele
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Sun | August 30, 2009
SALARY: $120,000 AGE: 49 YEARS ON THE JOB: 5 How she got started: : Zia Boccaccio, a native of Cuzco, Peru, easily remembers the first time she became interested in alpacas. She was 6 or 7 when she spotted an alpaca on a trip with her family to ancestral land in the Andes Mountains of Peru. She describes the animal as aloof, delicate and beautiful. When she was 21 years old, she married an American and moved to Washington. For about 12 years, she worked as an operational manager for Steilmann European Selection, a German fashion company.
TRAVEL
By MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN | May 31, 2009
As you read this today, I'm floating in the Atlantic on a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean. Yes, I know. The life of a travel editor is, like, so exhausting. But I'll have you know it's my first vacation in nearly six months, so I'd like to think I've earned it. In preparing for my trip, I was reminded of the new passport rules that go into effect June 1. As of that date, most Americans will need to show a passport or passport card to enter the U.S. by land or sea. Airline passengers already have to show such identification.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,Michelle.deal@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
The world is a big place and many of us have a bit of trouble finding our way around it. A 2006 Geographic Literacy Study found that two-thirds of Americans ages 18 to 24 couldn't locate Iraq on a map. I can't find my car in the garage at the end of the day; it's only because I read so many travel guides -- and keep the National Geographic Atlas handy at my desk -- that I have even an average knowledge of geography. But 14-year-old Peter Meehan, a North Harford Middle School student, has no such problems.
NEWS
By Patrick J. McDonnell and Patrick J. McDonnell,Los Angeles Times | November 22, 2008
LIMA, Peru - President George W. Bush arrived in South America yesterday for the final scheduled foreign trip of his presidency, hoping to bolster confidence in efforts to rescue the global economy and move forward on North Korean nuclear disarmament. The 21 member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, whose summit Bush is attending, account for nearly half of all global trade and 55 percent of the world's gross domestic product, reflecting in part the ascendance of East Asia and China.
SPORTS
By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
The Baltimore Marathon this year attracted the most elite class of runners in its eight-year history, and a 19-year-old runner from Kenya put on a historic performance. Julius Keter won the full marathon yesterday with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 56 seconds that broke the previous record of 2:14:51 set in 2004 by John Itati, also of Kenya. Keter also broke the state marathon record of 2:13:46, set in 1977 by Garry Bjorklund. Maria Portilla of Peru won the women's marathon with a time of 2:36:32.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 29, 1991
LIMA, Peru -- When President Alberto K. Fujimori visited San Francisco recently, Amnesty International organized two picket lines: one outside a hotel where he was speaking, and the other outside a Berkeley bookstore that sold propaganda for the Shining Path.Human rights protests against Peruvian presidents are as old as Peru's 11-year-old counterinsurgency war. But the bookstore picket line reflected new concern about a growing U.S. and European support network for Peru's Maoist guerrillas.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau | April 7, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The United States halted aid to Peru last night to pressure President Alberto K. Fujimori into reversing his sudden assumption of dictatorial powers.Mr. Fujimori and the Peruvian military closed radio stations and magazines, detained opposition figures and placed legislative leaders under house arrest yesterday after suspending the constitution late Sunday. The prime minister resigned and was replaced. Justice and labor ministers also resigned.The seizure of total control by Mr. Fujimori and the military marked the third serious threat to democracy in the hemisphere since autumn, when Haiti's military ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who remains in exile.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muir of Baltimore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Fay, to Nestor Antonio Gavidia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Gavidia of Lima, Peru. A nuptial Mass was celebrated by Reverend Brendan Hurley, SJ, on Sunday, July 1, at Saint Ignatius Church, Baltimore. A reception for family and friends was held at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel. The couple was attended by Elizabeth Webber of Chicago, college roommate of the bride and Christopher Muir of Germantown, brother of the bride.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | September 22, 2007
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's Supreme Court approved yesterday the extradition of Peru's former president, Alberto K. Fujimori, on charges of human rights abuses and corruption related to his time in power during the 1990s. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, could set an important international precedent for extradition cases of former heads of state wanted for atrocities, according to human rights advocates. After the ruling, Fujimori, 69, could be transported to Peru as early as next week, Chilean government officials said.
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