Peru: Morning News Headlines – July 18

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Peru wins 3 bronze medals in Pan Am Games

(LIP-ir) — 3 bronze medals will be brought home after Peru’s excellent effort in the Pan American Games. The Peruvian duo, Valeria Rivero and Jie Meng won the bronze medal in women’s doubles badminton. They were beat by Americans, Eva Lee y Mesinee Magkalakiri in two sets, 21-9 y 21-11. Rivero and Meng made it to the semi-finals after having defeated Brazilian duo, Thayse Cruz and Paula Pereira on Monday. Two more medals were won by Claudia Rivero – who lost the semi-final match against Canadian Charmaine Reid and Rodrigo Pacheco who lost in the semi-finals to Canadian Mike Beres.

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Apurimac suspends strike

President of Apurimac’s Agrarian Front, Braulio Lazo Rojas announced yesterday that the strike taking place will be suspended 48 hours so as to give the government time to send representatives to negotiate. Lazo has requested the presence of several ministers, such as the Minister of Agriculture, Transport and Communications and Energy and Mines. Lazo added that political leaders in Andahuaylas would not be permitted to join the meeting because they "acted against the farmers."

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Angry Farmers Burn Buses and Head for Town Municipality (by LIP, Jul 16, 2007)
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FACA to announce if strike will continue

Broad Civic Front (FACA) leaders where pleased by some of the solutions the government provided them in a meeting held with Peru’s Prime Minister del Castillo last night. FACA leader, Ramón Pachas told Andina News Agency last night that FACA would announce its decision to cease or continue the strike, which has temporarily been stopped so negotiations can be made.

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FACA Agrees on 48-hour Truce (by LIP, Jul 17, 2007)
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Peru’s Premier willing to solve SUTEP problem

In an interview with Peru’s RPP News, Prime Minister Jorge del Castillo reaffirmed his desire to negotiate with Peru’s teacher’s union (SUTEP) which has now been on strike for almost two weeks. Prime Minister del Catillo went to Arequipa on Tuesday night after a truce had been established with the Broad Civic Front of Arequipa (FACA). Del Castillo has assured parties that the government is willing to negotiate but not with organizations that are using force to reach desired objectives.

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Protestors Attempt to Take Over Train Station – Machu Picchu, Peru (by LIP, Jul 12, 2007)
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Elektra Offers Share Buyback

Mexico’s Grupo Elektra is offering to buy back up to 8% of its shares, worth around $436m (MXN4.7bn). In a filing with Mexico’s securities exchange, Elektra said it will offer MXN238.00 a share, a 22% premium over the shares’ 20-day average. Grupo Elektra operates a network of electrodomestic outlets in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru, as well as consumer finance. (Latin Finance)

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