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friends and family reunion road trip: day nine: friends, dogs, and views, plus some thoughts about future travels

When we went to the BART station to pick up our friend D yesterday, there was an unexpected surprise: a market! It was the Berkeley International Flea Market. A vendor told me it's been going on every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, for 47 years. I was immediately drawn to the first table I saw. There were two necklaces that jumped out at me; they appeared to be " ". I have a necklace and a bracelet made of these fun beads, which I purchased at an AIDS fair when we lived in Port Credit. Turns...
Tags: Travel, California, Oregon, Turkey, Personal, Prague, Canada, Egypt, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Hawaii, Peru, Meyer, Berkeley, East Bay, Caribbean


Should we legalize gangs?

In 2007, Mexico was catching up to its northern neighbor — at least when it came to safety. Two decades of rapidly declining violence had brought the country's murder rate to within throwing distance of the United States. Credit: INEGI and SNSP, compiled by Mexico Crime Report (https://elcri.men/en)Then, quite suddenly, a war broke out. Murders more than tripled, from fewer than 9,000 in 2007 to over 27,000 in 2011. In 2018, murder hit another all-time high, wi...
Tags: Crime, Mexico, Brown University, Chicago, Colombia, United States, Enrique Peña Nieto, Innovation, Brazil, Peru, Catholic Church, South America, El Salvador, Ecuador, St Louis, Central America


Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Axis Of Resistance"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock - "Axis Of Resistance" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3262 Cuba hanging tough, helping vaccinate the world, getting solidarity and help from all over; Bolivia bouncing that fascist hag Añez; Sandanistas standing firm against US-backed "SOS" astroturf; Venezuela clapping back at US-backed provocateurs and third-rate wannabe Jack Ryans; Peru tossing Fujimori... yeah, these are the kind of "red states" I like. 11x13 inch medium-res color .j...
Tags: Comics, US, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Fujimori, Mike Rhode, Mike Flugennock, Sandanistas, Jack Ryans


Pedro Francke: relief in Peru as moderate is made finance minister

President Pedro Castillo completes his cabinet after causing shockwaves with appointment of controversial Guido Bellido as prime ministerAfter 24 hours of uncertainty and the worst Friday in years on the stock exchange, Peru’s new president, Pedro Castillo, has completed his cabinet, swearing in the moderate leftist economist Pedro Francke as finance minister, and in the process calming jittery investors and anxious Peruvians alike.Aníbal Torres was also sworn in, as justice minister, on Friday,...
Tags: Americas, World news, Peru, Castillo, Shining Path, Pedro Castillo, Guido Bellido, Pedro Francke, Aníbal Torres


Peru President Names Pedro Francke as Finance Minister

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's Pedro Castillo appointed moderate economist Pedro Francke to the key finance minister post, an olive branch to rattled...
Tags: Peru, Pedro Castillo, LIMA Reuters Peru, Pedro Francke


Peru Currency Hits Record Low, Bonds Fall as New Cabinet Announced

By Tom Arnold, Karin Strohecker and Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - Peru's currency tumbled to a record low on its largest daily decline in over seven...
Tags: Peru, Marc, Reuters Peru, Tom Arnold Karin Strohecker


Peru: new president appoints fellow Marxist as prime minister

Appointment of Guido Bellido ends hopes of a moderate government and is likely to spook jittery investorsA day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as prime minister, ending expectations of a moderate government.Beginning nearly three hours late, Castillo swore in an incomplete cabinet on Thursday night that included several figures from the far left and only two women. He did not appoint a fina...
Tags: Americas, World news, Peru, Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Guido Bellido, Pedro Francke


Peru: new president appoints Marxist as prime minister

Appointment of Guido Bellido ends hopes of a moderate government and is likely to spook jittery investorsA day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as prime minister, ending expectations of a moderate government.Beginning nearly three hours late, Castillo swore in an incomplete cabinet on Thursday night that included several figures from the far left and only two women. He did not appoint a fina...
Tags: Americas, World news, Peru, Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Guido Bellido, Pedro Francke


Peru's Castillo Names Member of Far Left Party as Prime Minister

LIMA (Reuters) -Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister, in an...
Tags: Peru, LIMA Reuters, Pedro Castillo, Castillo Names Member of Far Left Party, Guido Bellido


Peru's Castillo Names Marxist Party Member as PM, Likely Scaring Investors

By Marco Aquino and Marcelo RochabrunLIMA (Reuters) -Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist...
Tags: Peru, Pedro Castillo, Marco Aquino, Guido Bellido, Castillo Names Marxist Party, Marcelo RochabrunLIMA Reuters


Political novice sworn in as Peru’s new president

By Regina Garcia Cano and Mauricio Munoz | Associated Press LIMA, Peru — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, on Wednesday became Peru’s new president. The rural teacher who has never held political office before was sworn in less than two weeks after he was declared the winner of the June 6 runoff election. He is Peru’s first president of peasant origin. In a ceremony in the capital of Lima, Castillo made a commitment “for God, for ...
Tags: Congress, Mexico, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Andes, Evo Morales, Castillo, Pacific Alliance, Los Pinos, Fujimori, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Keiko Fujimori


Peru's Castillo Shuns Palatial 'House of Pizarro' in Break From Colonial Past

By Marco Aquino and Marcelo RochabrunLIMA (Reuters) - Peru's new President Pedro Castillo, a champion of the rural poor, will not live in the...
Tags: Peru, Marcelo, Castillo, Pizarro, Pedro Castillo, Marco Aquino, Reuters Peru


Five Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame?

Observers fear pandemic could be responsible for deaths, adding intrigue to freedom protests taking place in Cuba and USFive mostly elderly and retired Cuban military generals have died in recent days in mysterious circumstances, the country’s communist regime has confirmed, adding intrigue to a new round of freedom protests taking place in the island and US. Related: Leftwing rural teacher Pedro Castillo sworn in as president of Peru Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Peru, Cuba, Pedro Castillo, Coronavirus


Leftwing rural teacher Pedro Castillo sworn in as president of Peru

Castillo will face deeply divided Congress who will make it challenging for him to fulfil campaign promise to aid poorPedro Castillo, a leftwing political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, has been sworn in as Peru’s president.The rural teacher, who has never held political office before, was sworn in less than two weeks after he was declared the winner of the 6 June runoff election. He is Peru’s first president of peasant origin. Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, Americas, World news, Peru, Castillo, Pedro Castillo


Leftist Political Novice Sworn in as Peru's President

A leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor has been sworn in as Peru’s new president.
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Pedro Castillo: The primary school teacher who became Peru's president

The meteoric rise of leftist Pedro Castillo has shaken Peru's political and business elite.
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Leftist Political Novice to Be Sworn in as Peru's President

A leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor is set to be sworn in as Peru’s president.
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Welsh slate landscape becomes UK’s newest world heritage site

Landscape surrounding Snowdonia in Gwynedd is 32nd site in UK to get prestigious global statusThe slate landscape of north-west Wales, said to have “roofed the 19th century world” as its quarries exported slate around the world, has become the UK’s newest Unesco world heritage site.The landscape surrounding Snowdonia in the county of Gwynedd was awarded the prestigious global status – already enjoyed by sites such as the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, and the Grand Canyon in the US –...
Tags: UK, Wales, US, UK News, Unesco, Heritage, Peru, Grand Canyon, Snowdonia, World Heritage Committee, Gwynedd, China Continue, north west Wales, China Machu Picchu


Peasant Roots to President: the Unlikely Rise of Peru's Pedro Castillo

By Marco Aquino and Marcelo RochabrunLIMA/CHUGUR, Peru (Reuters) - As a boy in Peru's rural north, Pedro Castillo would help collect and crush cane...
Tags: Peru, Pedro Castillo, Marco Aquino, Marcelo RochabrunLIMA, CHUGUR Peru Reuters


Peru's Castillo Assumes Presidency Amid Political Storms in Divided Nation

By Marco AquinoLIMA (Reuters) - Peru's Pedro Castillo will assume the presidency on Wednesday with little time to catch his breath as he battles...
Tags: Peru, Marco, Pedro Castillo, Reuters Peru


Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins

Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins — a video-first feature the company first launched this spring — to make their content “shoppable.” They’ll also now be able to earn commissions through affiliate links and partner with brands on sponsored content, much like on other social platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTo...
Tags: Social, Startups, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Shopping, Social Networks, Social Media, E-commerce, Creators, Peru, Retailers, Rakuten


‘No parallels’: 2,300-year-old solar observatory awarded Unesco world heritage status

Chankillo in Peru features 13 stone towers built in 250 to 200 BC that functioned as a calendar by marking the rising and setting arcs of the sunThe oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been awarded Unesco world heritage status and dubbed “a masterpiece of human creative genius”.The 2,300-year-old archaeological ruin Chankillo which lies in a desert valley in northern Peru was one of 13 new global sites added to the list of cultural monuments. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Unesco, United Nations, Peru


Children, Work and Venezuela Girls

Vasini began her modeling career at age 16 for Maracaibo-based designer Miriam Rodriguez. She is Best known for her participation in the Hispanoamericana pageant, held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia On October 29, 2009. Not solely she is gorgeous but also very educated and talented. By the best one of the prettiest Venezuelan woman throughout long time is considered Chikinkira Delgado (actress, TV presenter, model, first runner-up Miss Venezuela 1990). Like many others she appeared on the screen after s...
Tags: Sales, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Wilmer Valderrama, Bogota, Caracas, Virgin Mary, Willy Wonka, Venezuela Colombia, Maracaibo, Santa Cruz Bolivia, Sony Entertainment Television, Miriam Rodriguez, Genesis Rodriguez, Entrance Posts


Peru’s new president to take charge of divided country ravaged by Covid

Pedro Castillo saw off an ugly, Trump-style revolt against his victory and must now try to unite the countryAfter nearly two months of waiting, amid baseless claims of fraud and even rumblings of a military coup, Pedro Castillo will on Wednesday become Peru’s president. The son of illiterate peasant farmers, Castillo’s rise to the top on Peru’s 200th anniversary of independence is hugely symbolic, but he will face huge challenges to unite the country.Castillo’s razor-thin win has split the count...
Tags: Americas, Peru, Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Coronavirus, COVID


52 ANCESTORS : JOHN CUTTER WEST PT2.

 (The following was originally posted back in 2012 under the title "A New Clue In Deed") More and more records are coming online that are of use to genealogists andfamily historians. The other night cousin Chris Dunham sent me an email to letme know about the Oxford County Eastern District Registry of Deeds website. Oxford County Maine is where my West and associated families moved to fromMassachusetts back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Chris also included the following image.  As ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Maine, Peru, John, Plymouth, Genealogy, Turner, Family History, Chris, Thomas, Minot, Canton, Barker, Bill West, Oxford County


Peru Road Blockades Hit MMG's Las Bambas Copper Mine Once Again

By Marco AquinoLIMA (Reuters) - A four-day-long blockade in Peru by protesters seeking greater benefits from exploitation of natural resources is...
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Peru Opposition to Lead Congress in Setback for Socialist Castillo

By Marco AquinoLIMA (Reuters) - An opposition-led alliance won a vote on Monday to lead Peru's Congress, a setback for socialist President-elect...
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Peru's New First Family Leaving Behind Rural, Andean Home

The humble two-story, adobe home of the Castillo family, located in one of the poorest districts of Peru deep in the Andes, feels a little empty now.
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The Most Painful Moment Of The Olympics Yet Left Nearly Everyone Wincing

Amazingly, Peru’s Angelo Caro Narvaez got back up and got back in the running despite this agonizing moment.
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Android has won the phone world war

When Android was launched soon after Apple's own iPhone, Steve Jobs threatened to "destroy" it.Ever since, and across the world, the rivalry between both systems has animated users.Now the results are in: worldwide, consumers clearly prefer one side — and it's not Steve Jobs'. A woman on her phone in Havana, Cuba. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous the world over — and so has the divide between Android and iPhone users.Credit: Yamil Lage / AFP via G...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Europe, Maps, Texas, California, Steve Jobs, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Africa, Society, Iran, Canada