"Are terrorists going to kill the presidents?" EH asked, as we drove by the LarcoMar shopping mall in Miraflores, which was swarming with police.
"Probably not," I told him. Zithromax Diaper Rash australia, "But you never know, so that's why they have roadblocks and police checking things. Sometimes it can be just one crazy person who throws a bomb to get attention."
"Oh," said EH somberly. He looked out at a row of police in green uniforms guarding the entrance to the Marriot Hotel, Zithromax Diaper Rash. One guy in combat boots held a rifle.
"I don't want to go out of the house this week," he announced. "I'll just stay inside and watch TV, 1000mg Zithromax Diaper Rash. Why don't we all stay in?"
We tried to make light of EH's worries, but it turns out, he may have been right.
This came in late yesterday on the news wires:
Peru arrests man with 36 grenades days before APEC
Nov 17, 2008 11:53 EST
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police arrested a man with 36 grenades in his backpack Monday, just days before 21 heads of state meet in Lima for the APEC summit and one day after insurgents killed three officers in southern Peru.
Edwin Valladolid, 31, was detained in the San Martin district of the capital, 150mg Zithromax Diaper Rash, police said.
"We think he belongs to a larger group, which we are still trying to identify," said Police Colonel Julio Vergara, who is in charge of security for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
The arrest comes as suspected holdouts of the Maoist Shining Path rebel group, which led a bloody rebellion until its leaders were captured in the 1990s, have launched a series of attacks in recent weeks.
On Sunday, the group, which has largely abandoned its ideological struggle in favor of running drugs in the world's No. Zithromax Diaper Rash, 2 cocaine producer, shot and killed three police officers and wounded another in the region of Ayacucho, about 360 miles southeast of Lima.
The Shining Path was also blamed for blowing up an army convoy last month in the Andean region of Huancavelica, killing 15 people.
The group, which police said stole dynamite from a mining camp of U.S.-based metals company Doe Run in October, also detonated a car bomb in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lima in 2002 before a visit by U.S, Zithromax Diaper Rash mexico. President George W. Bush.
Source: Reuters North American News Service (Reporting by Reporting by Diego Ore, 750mg Zithromax Diaper Rash, Writing by Terry Wade; Editing by Dana Ford)
San Martin, where the suspect was arrested, is an area in downtown Lima, which is a distance from where the summit meetings are being held. It's about a 15-minute cabride away during normal traffic conditions, a longer ride during APEC week.
The suspect's capture appears to confirm what many observers had been suspecting for weeks: holding the APEC in Lima is like waving a red flag to Peru's homegrown terrorist groups.
El Hijo's fears are justified, Zithromax Diaper Rash.
This isn't my first brush with terrorism in Peru, 30mg Zithromax Diaper Rash.
I remember visiting Lima in May 1995. We stayed with El Fotografo's elderly aunt, who lived in downtown Miraflores. She lived in a small two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a building in a busy business district, surrounded by hotels, 50mg Zithromax Diaper Rash, antique stores and casinos.
The day after we flew home from Lima, a bomb exploded in a casino one block from the aunt's apartment and killed several people. Thankfully, EF's tia wasn't hurt, but the explosion was so powerful, it shattered the windows of her apartment, 10mg Zithromax Diaper Rash.
As I write this, I'm revisiting El Hijo's plan.
Maybe we should stay inside and watch TV.
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