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December 27, 2012 |
When Milagros Lizarraga wants comfort food, she heads to her mainstay restaurant in Hollywood - Los Balcones del Peru on the corner of Vine Street and De Longpre Avenue. She usually orders lomo saltado , a signature Peruvian dish that is a mixture of sauteed sirloin, onion and tomatoes served over white rice with french fries. A first-generation Peruvian immigrant, Lizarraga envisions a hub of Peruvian business and culture in the area. "There is Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, but what about Peru?"
July 30, 1985 |
Peru's new government today ordered banks closed for two days as part of a tough new economic program that could include exchange controls. The measure, announced by the Finance Ministry, appeared designed to prevent a run on the banks by nervous Peruvians who might try to withdraw dollar deposits.
May 22, 1989
A small U.S. plane used in the anti-drug effort in Peru crashed in the Andes mountains, killing the six Americans and three Peruvians aboard, officials said. U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Loveridge said the plane went down Saturday, after it left the town of Tingo Maria. The dead Americans included Drug Enforcement Administration agent Rick Finley, 36, of Ft. Knox, Ky., two helicopter pilots, the plane's pilot, a mechanic and an embassy security officer. The Peruvians included a police captain, the son of a police commander and the chief of the U.S.-funded coca eradication program.
June 6, 2011 |
Ollanta Humala, a leftist former army officer, claimed victory late Sunday in Peru's tense and divisive presidential election after partial returns showed him defeating the daughter of a disgraced former ruler. "We've won the election," Humala told a roaring crowd in Lima's Dos de Mayo Plaza. "We will form a democratic government open to civil society. " Humala, a nationalist promising better distribution of Peru's considerable wealth, had held a lead of about 2 to 3 percentage points over Keiko Fujimori, according to an earlier "quick count" of votes conducted by three polling firms and the advocacy group Transparencia.
August 13, 2013 |
LIMA, Peru -- The killing in southern Peru of the two top military commanders of the Maoist rebel group Shining Path, which has reemerged as a major trafficker of narcotics, may force it to reorganize, analysts and officials say. Alejandro Borda Casafranca, alias “Alipio,” and Martin Quispe Palomino, alias “Gabriel,” were killed Sunday night by a covert force formed to track down top rebel leaders. After a firefight, their bullet-riddled and burned corpses were found in a house in an isolated township of Ayacucho state south of Lima.
June 29, 2011 |
Ica, in southern Peru, is known as a city of zero unemployment. Work is so plentiful that men with megaphones ply the city's neighborhoods offering jobs. Thousands of mostly indigenous Peruvians from the central Andes have flooded the coastal community, attracted by radio ads and word of mouth, successfully joining the ranks of the employed. Deep-green asparagus fields among gray sand dunes ring the city, the key to its success. Ica sits at the heart of Peru's gigantic agro-industrial business, one of the main motors driving Latin America's fastest-growing economy.