For those interested in finding out first hand how the Fujimori extradition proceedings in Chile are going and you happen to be in Washington, DC, next week, you can go to this briefing:
The George Washington University Seminars on Andean Cultures and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) invite you to the seminar "Extraditing Fujimori" with speakers Sofia Macher, Lisa Magarelli, and Jose Miguel Vivanco. The Seminar will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15 to 1:45 PM in room 101 in the Marvin Center, located at 800 21 St., NW RSVP to [email protected], giving your name, title and organization.
SF Chronicle In Peru, drug trade surging but interdiction funds falling
: "Eduardo Gamarra, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University in Miami, says the White House is trying to paint a rosy picture of a program on which it has spent billions of dollars on training, military equipment, aerial spraying, surveillance and alternative development." My long-distance friend, C.J. Schexnayder, writes that coca growing is rising in Peru and may return to the volume of the mid-1990s. Cliff has also been in Colombia, reporting for three weeks, so he may have some interesting comparisons between the two countries.
He must also be kicking himself for being out of Peru when Fujimori starts to make headlines with his return to South America -- and maybe eventually Peru, once his legal status is determined in the next couple of months. Well, maybe by then, Cliff will be back in Lima.
A public education and scholarly resource on the general elections in Peru, April 2006
is a blog from the University of British Columbia (Canada). It combines English and Spanish in its entries -- most of the quotes and news items, commentary in English. It will be interesting to see how it covers the next six months. It started in June this year so there is plenty to dig into. More recently, it has a lot of information on former president Alberto Fujimori's trip to Chile and detention there.