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2006-08-10 07:20:00

By Robin Emmott ON BOARD THE YAVARI, Peru - In the heat of the engine room, huge copper-colored cylinders hiss as Capt. Carlos Saavedra pulls hard on the accelerator lever of the oldest working ship in the Americas. Four decades after Peru's navy abandoned the 144-year-old Yavari on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Englishwoman Meriel Larken has rescued the Victorian-era vessel from its wretched state. Larken hopes to begin cruise trips from next year, taking advantage of South America's boom in...

2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.