Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mosquito on the wall... permanent link   4 comments
here's a Sunday update on the latest political news from Peru:


- There may be another reason for Alberto Fujimori's surprise trip from his save haven in Japan to Chile in November 2005, besides forging a comeback and run for Peru's presidency once again. El Comercio reports that Peruvian Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua received a letter from Japan late September, which hinted that the Japanese Public Prosecutor would investigate a possible slackering of the banking secret regarding Fujimori's assets and that the Japanese government in general had "lowered the finger" (bajó el dedo) towards him, meaning a loosening of the protection he received in Japan until then, which would have made a stay in his second homeland increasingly uncomfortable, according to El Comercio.

- The Peruvian Medical Federation anounced that doctors will go on indefinite general strike starting February 28th, if the government does not fulfill its commitments ratified in a contract with the union in 2005. The agreement emphasizes the "leveling of doctor's salaries with the colleagues of the Social Insurance of Health (EsSalud)". The participation of all union bases in the provinces is expected.

- The bishop of Chimbote, Monseñor Luis Bambarén, recommended that the presidential candidates have a public television debate before the first election, in order to expose their government programs to the citizens and to abandon their current "anecdotal" approach.
"We must know the proposals of each candidate, we demand from them to expose, how they are going to confront the fight against poverty, proposals for their health and education policies, we want to know their ideas", the cleric said.

- Former president (1985-1990) and current candidate of the APRA, Alan García, is now open to the idea of a public debate with conservative candidate Lourdes Flores Nano of the Unidad Nacional party, the current frontrunner in recent surveys. His reiteration is related to a project which allows workers who are current members of a private pension plan (AFP) to return to the national pension fund.






4 Comments:

At 2/06/2006 07:00:00 AM, Blogger Ceridwen Devi wrote...

This must be synchronicity, hombre, as a good friend of mine, Pekari, comes from Peru. She has told me much about your fascinating country and its natural medicines. Any news you have will be more than welcome. I shall add your blog to my links, as well as those of our sister blog
http://radicalranter.blogspot.com
Ciao! Ceri

 
At 2/06/2006 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Inka-Wolfy wrote...

hola ceri,
gracias for putting the link on your sites, very much appreciated. Does Pekari have a blog as well? Stop by often and I will keep you in the loop about anything that's going on Peru, culturally, politically and anything else worth telling.

hasta luego
Inka

 
At 2/07/2006 07:07:00 AM, Blogger Ceridwen Devi wrote...

No but she has a garden somewhere in Peru full of medicinal plants. She has a Dutch passport now so she can travel freely. She left because of Fujimori. Vernon's been given a stay of execution. We opened our new Welsh Assembly building today. Ich habe gesehen, dass Du ein Blog auf deutsch gehabt hast, aber jetzt nicht mehr. Warum?

 
At 2/17/2006 02:02:00 PM, Blogger Inka-Wolfy wrote...

Ceri, leider habe ich keinen "virtuellen sidekick" wie du, der mir ab und zu etwas Arbeit abnimmt. Der Hauptgrund also: Zeitmangel!

 

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