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    Young apprentice rider from Peru prepares to emigrate to the United States

    New York may soon be home to a young apprentice rider hailing from Peru as  16-year-old Martin Chuan prepares to emigrate to the United States. Agent Roger  Sutton expects to take Chuan's book when he arrives in this country, which  Sutton hopes will be ahead of opening day at Saratoga on July 20, though no  firm  arrangements have been made. Chuan graduated from La Escuela de Jinetes Jorge Bernardini Yori and rode his  first race on January 24, 2012, at Hipodromo de Monterrico in the … [Read More...]

    Cleft children in Peru – Campaign of Love and Compassion

    The German Cleft Children’s Aid Society is actively committed to cleft children in Peru since 2006. Our main partner there is the Peruvian association “Qorito”, ,  which is led by Dr. Alberto Bardales, a surgeon who received his training from us. Since Peru is a very inaccessible country on account of the terrain, we built up a network of physicians, nurses and contact persons to reach the affected families. This enables us to lead surgery campaigns for … [Read More...]

    Dr. Elmer E. Huerta – Principal Investigator (PI) of the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition

    Dr. Elmer E. Huerta is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) and a member of the LACRC Steering Committee. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Cancer Preventorium at the Washington Cancer Institute in the Washington Hospital Center, the only cancer prevention/screening service for Latinos in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The goal of the clinic is to encourage preventive screenings; therefore, the clinic is open to patients … [Read More...]

    Colegios Peruanos to expand quality education with IDB support

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of up to $15 million to Colegios Peruanos S.A.C. to help finance the expansion of a network of schools known as Innova Schools, which offer high-quality pre-school, primary, and secondary education with modern infrastructure at affordable prices to the country’s emerging middle class. The financing, arranged by the IDB’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ), will allow Innova Schools to undertake the expansion of two of … [Read More...]

    Restrictions almost ruined our Pisco

    US restrictions almost ruined the traditional drink of Peru: Of all the potent potables knocked flat by Prohibition, none has taken longer to climb back up to the bar as pisco, the clear, brandy-like Peruvian liquor. For a half-century before the Noble Experiment, it dominated the West Coast drinking scene; picked up by California-bound sailors after rounding Cape Horn, it practically built San Francisco, whose bars overflowed with sours, punches and shot after shot of straight pisco. Yet by … [Read More...]

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