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Peru: Morning News Headlines – July 20

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Parents concerned about school hours lost

(LIP-ir) — Adolfo Valdivieso, President of the National Parent’s Association, has requested that the mid-year break for students be shortened so that class hours lost during the teacher’s strike can be recovered. He also assured that parents would closely be monitoring SUTEP negotiations with the government, especially agreements on how lost hours will be recovered.

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The Washington Post Slams U.S. Democrats for Postponing FTA with Peru

The Washington Post severely criticized U.S. Democrats for placing obstacles in the process of ratifying FTA agreements with Peru. The daily stated that by ignoring Peru, Colombia and Panama’s requests, the U.S. House of representatives has once again postponed revising the agreement until after this year’s recess in August.

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Democrats ready to Vote on FTA in September (by LIP, Jul 11, 2007)
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Peru’s National Soccer coach will not continue

The South Africa 2010 Commission confirmed that Peru’s National Selection Coach, Julio Cesar Uribe will no longer continue working as Peru’s National Coach. The document states that after Uribe’s performance as coach, it is doubtful that the national team would be able to qualify for the next World Cup.

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Pizarro carries Peru to quarters, Uruguay-Venezuela Advance (by LIP, Jul 4, 2007)
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Humala: President Garcia could benefit terrorists

Former Presidential Candidate and leader of Peru’s National Party, Ollanta Humala has stated that if President Gracia continues running the country with his back turned to it, he will end up benefiting the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path). Humala also added that Peru’s president needs to find solutions due to the fact that the country is in a political crisis and democracy is in danger.

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ALBA Causes Unrest between Peru – Venezuela (by LIP, Jul 17, 2007)
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Harry Potter fans in Peru excited about books release

The 7th and final book in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has greatly excited Peruvian fans. Cecilia Goga, of Zeta Book Store, stated that there is a lot if interest in the new book, which is to be released this evening. 2,000 copies of the book were sent to Peru 2 weeks ago but are prohibited to be distributed before Friday July 20 in the evening. 235 copies, at Crisol bookstore – at $40 each – have already been set aside for Harry Potter lovers in Peru.

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