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January 13, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
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 | United Press International
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.
December 3, 1987 | United Press International
A gunman shot and killed a priest as he celebrated Mass today in the first assassination of a Roman Catholic clergyman since rebel-related violence began in the Andean region in 1980, police said. A man wielding a pistol shot Father Victor Acuna Cardenas, 52, in the back three times at 7:55 a.m. as he celebrated Mass in a small chapel near a market, police said.
April 24, 2007 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
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.
May 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Gunmen believed to be members of the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) Wednesday assassinated Luis Alberto Guilar, the mayor of Yanacancha, who had been elected to Congress in the April 14 general elections, police said Thursday.
April 3, 1989 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
In 1984, Judith Fontaine, head of one of the largest modeling agencies in the world, had big plans for Kathryn Zahlis, booking the 5-foot-10 blonde on the "Grand Tour"--New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, key stops on the road to stardom in the modeling business. For a woman of 20, it is a coveted chance to see the world and live like a glamour queen. But Zahlis came into Fontaine's Hollywood office one day and "says she's quitting the business," Fontaine remembers. "I couldn't believe it.
May 22, 2011
Below are a few essential Peruvian rock collections that highlight the curious convergence of surf guitar and South American cumbia rhythms. Various artists, "The Roots of Chicha, Vol. 1 and 2" (Berbes) "The Roots of Chicha, Vol. 1," the compilation that more or less helped introduce styles of cumbia peruana — Peruvian cumbia — to the American public, was a surprise hit in 2007, garnering strong media praise and interest. French compiler Olivier Conan used the inaugural volume to focus on giants from the 1960s and '70s, including Los Destellos, Los Mirlos and Los Diablos Rojos.
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