June 20, 2002 |
AREQUIPA, Peru -- Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi quit Wednesday, citing splits over the handling of residents' protests. Rospigliosi announced his decision three days after Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo declared a 30-day state of emergency in Arequipa in the south, where protesters feared layoffs from a plan to sell two power companies.
October 2, 1993
Members of the Peruvian theater group Yuyachkani will perform "Adios, Ayacucho," based on a short story by Julio Ortega, at Schoenberg Auditorium at UCLA on Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. On Monday, theatergoers may arrive early to see the "Royal Tombs of Sipan" exhibit at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History on the campus. Admission is free on Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for the theater performance are $5 at the door. Fowler exhibit information: (310) 206-9161.
July 15, 1988 |
Suspected Maoist guerrillas shot and killed Gov. Mario Casas Sanchez of Chincha province as he left for work Thursday morning in the provincial capital, 110 miles south of Lima, police reported.
July 5, 1990 |
People cried "Banzai!" and relatives laid out a meal of seafood and rice wine when Peruvian President-elect Alberto Fujimori returned Wednesday to his family's ancestral home, the sleepy Japanese town of Kawachi. "It was an emotional and sentimental visit," said Fujimori, an ethnic Japanese whose parents left this town early in the century to seek a better life across the Pacific.
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January 13, 1987 |
A gunman in a passing car fired at two unarmed policemen in civilian clothes, wounding one of them, police reported Monday. They said the attack occurred Sunday morning in the coastal city of Chimbote, 265 miles north of Lima, as the two off-duty policemen rode a motorcycle through a slum district.
April 24, 2007 |
President Bush dusted off his Spanish for an Oval Office meeting with Peruvian President Alan Garcia on Monday as the leaders discussed trade, reviewed efforts to fight cocaine production and exchanged condolences over the Virginia Tech massacre, which claimed the life of a Peruvian student.
February 10, 2002
As a lover of Peruvian cuisine, I find it interesting--no, disturbing--that writer William Steigerwald chose to sample tacos and Tony Roma's while in Lima, Peru ("In a Gray Light, Lima's Softer Side Shines," Jan. 27). This makes about as much sense as dining on lasagna and Sizzler while in Germany. He would have done a much greater service to his readers--not to mention Peruvian chefs--had he wandered into some of the world-class restaurants that have thrived in Lima for the past 10 years.
May 8, 1989
Assassins shot to death a legislator from Peru's ruling party, the second such slaying in nine days. Pablo Li Ormeno, who represented the Lima area in the Chamber of Deputies, was slain by two men in a slum on Lima's outskirts, the government news agency Andina said. President Alan Garcia cut short a trip to Brazil, where he was attending a summit on the Amazon, to attend Li Ormeno's wake. No one claimed responsibility for the killing, although authorities blamed Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)
May 5, 1986 |
A unit of presumed leftist guerrillas killed a Peruvian rear admiral today in a grenade attack outside the navy officer's home, Peru's official news agency Andina said. Rear Adm. Carlos Ponce de Leon Canessa died shortly after the suspects, two women and three men, tossed hand grenades at his car outside his home at 8:15 a.m. today, media reports said.