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- Zithromax For Dogs, Artist's depiction of discriminatory laws at some Peruvian beaches that prohibit maids from swimming during daylight hours (until 7 p.m. at Asia beach)
It sounds like a scene straight out of the Jim Crow era
in the American South, but it's happening today in coastal Peru: discriminatory laws in some exclusive seaside resorts prohibit maids (nearly all of whom are poor Andean and black women) from swimming on the beach during daylight hours.
As Juan Arellano described in Global Voices Online in 2007, the beaches where this discrimination is practiced are located south of Lima, among them the fashionable resort town of Asia. Wealthy Limeños flock to beach houses in Asia during the brief summer months, 10mg Zithromax For Dogs, bringing with them their trusted family maids and nannies to look after the children. But while the vactioners have full access to the sand and surf, their servants do not.
Apartheid-like laws passed by homeowners' associations in Asia forbid maids and nannies, Zithromax For Dogs coupon, or "domestic employees," as they are called, from swimming at the beach between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rules of conduct for homeowners also stipulate that maids must wear a uniform and cannot wear a bathing suit -- a cruel twist, given the intensity of Peru's summer sun, notes Hypathia's Daughter.
The unjust laws at Asia have roused both anger and protest in Peru, Zithromax For Dogs. On a fundamental level, the town's discriminatory policies violate Peruvian laws "that state that Peruvian beaches cannot be privatized and must be open and accessible for all," as Alejandro of LAX-LIM points out, 750mg Zithromax For Dogs. However, the political pull of the homeowners' association at Asia obscured that legal contradiction -- at least for a while.
Then, two years ago, Zithromax For Dogs japan, Peru's National Coordination of Human Rights, an umbrella group of various human-rights, anti-discrimination and anti-racism groups, in coordination with Amnesty International, organized a protest at Asia beach. The group issued a call for concerned citizens to come to Asia dressed as maids and nannies on January 28, 500mg Zithromax For Dogs, 2007, to show their solidarity with household workers at the resort. Zithromax For Dogs, The outpouring of support for "Operation Smart Maid," as it was called, was enormous, as was world media coverage of the event. (See 1/27/07 wire story from EFE.)
About 1,000 activists, 30mg Zithromax For Dogs, domestic workers and even foreigners turned up at the beach dressed in maids' uniforms and carrying signs that read "Enough with Racism" and "Racism Be Gone," reported EFE:
The peaceful march moved through the security gate that is usually closed to keep out the public and headed for the beach, where demonstrators formed a human chain and later took a dip in the cold Pacific waters as astonished visitors and police watched.
"Our goal is to call for reflection on the situation of domestic workers who suffer from beastly discrimination and can only go to the beaches at nightfall," Mar Perez, who runs the economic, 40mg Zithromax For Dogs, social and cultural rights program for the National Human Rights Coordinator, told EFE.
Perez said the protest was intended to "plant the seed of the citizens' movement against discrimination."
Organizer Laura Balbuena provided an up-close look at the "Operation Smart Maid"
protest on her blog Hypathia's Daughter
(which is intriguingly subtitled, "A Female Philosopher Lost in the World of Peruvian Feminism"). Zithromax For Dogs craiglist
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- "Smart Maid" protestors infiltrate the ocean at Asia Beach, Peru, Jan, Zithromax For Dogs. 28, 2007 (photo courtesy Hypathia's Daughter)
So, did the peaceful protests at Asia end the discriminatory practices there.
Sadly, no, Zithromax For Dogs ebay.
Two years later, status-seeking Limeños still flock to Asia, local laws still prohibit maids from swimming in the ocean, and maids still sit on the parched sands in their uncomfortable blue uniforms. 50mg Zithromax For Dogs, The flurry of attention garnered by the protest did not lead to a legal challenge against the Asia homeowners' association. Zithromax For Dogs, What will it take for the discrimination to end. I suspect it will require a dual effort of raising shame among wealthy homeowners and of a concerted legal effort backed up by international aid groups that can put pressure on local and national government.
In the meantime, the "Asia Problem" (as I see it -- I believe I'm in the minority here in Lima) rests with the individual. If you are a homeowner at Asia, you can opt to register a complaint with the association. You can give your maid a nice bathing suit and let her swim with the children that she is supervising. And if you are invited to be a guest at an Asia beach house, you can opt to decline and politely but clearly explain why.
As someone who might receive an invitation to play at Asia one day, I know what my response will be.
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- Cipro Who Makes It, Bring on the inflatable breasts. It's summertime in Lima
It's summer in Lima. It's hot, there's no air-conditioning, all the pitucos
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, and the city street-sweepers are roasting in their masks and full-body jumpsuits.
I haven't mentioned the pitucos before. I was going to get around to it.
The word roughly means "snob," but that doesn't begin to cover it, Cipro Who Makes It. In Peru a pituco (or pituca, if female) usually refers to a white person with money (some or a lot) who flaunts his or her status.
I don't categorize all financially stable/rich Limenos as pitucos, Cipro Who Makes It uk. My criteria are stricter: You have to be a conspicuous status-seeker, bordering on the ridiculous. Flashy designer clothes and accessories, scary evidence of encounters with plastic surgeons, Cipro Who Makes It us, and showing off one's servants are often part of the package. Cipro Who Makes It, Thus, an elegant woman muching on salad in San Antonio Bakery is not necessarily a pituca in my book, but a dyed blonde in 4-inch-high Jimmy Choos w/fake boobs, wearing a fox-fur vest when it's only 60 degrees F outside = una pictuca grande. (I saw two women dressed in this identical outfit at Pescados Capitales restaurant several months ago. Their faces and bodies were so surgically altered, it was painful to look at them.)
Here are some memorable pictuco spottings from the last year:
(1) I was walking Lola through a park in Miraflores which is cross-crossed by running lanes. A middle-aged lady in a baby-pink running suit was jogging through the park at an achingly slow pace. Behind her trailed a small Andean maid in a blue smock and white apron carrying the woman's water bottle. God forbid la señora should have to carry her own water!
(2) Last September Sammy's school held a kermesse, Cipro Who Makes It canada, which is an elaborate fair with games, rides and raffles. Tons of items are raffled off, from cheap plastic toys to 100 soles restaurant tickets to microwaves and vacations abroad. Lots of the mothers at these things bring their maids to the kermesse to help out with the children, Cipro Who Makes It.
I had a major pituca attack when I saw one lady in skin tight jeans and high heels (face almost alien-looking as a result of excessive plastic surgery) being followed by two uniformed maids, Cipro Who Makes It india, who were carting stacks of toys and kitchen items won at the raffle. One woman, two maids. Of course, the woman didn't deign to carry a single raffle item herself.
(3) The third egregious example I didn't witness, Cipro Who Makes It paypal. Cipro Who Makes It, I heard about it from my friend La Arquitecta, who is married to a Peruvian but isn't one herself. (That came out sounding nasty. Perdoname.) My friend designs and decorates homes for well-heeled Limenos and is a bit of a pituco expert.
One day La Arquitecta was walking along the Malecon in Miraflores when she bumped into a client, who was walking parading her little toy dog. 150mg Cipro Who Makes It, The dog was dolled up in a gingham outfit, and The Client began to brag that said dog had a Nana.
A Nana is like a nanny but more pretentious, Cipro Who Makes It. The word "nana" is Italian for grandmother; in Peru is usually connotes a live-in maid who is deeply devoted to the welfare of a human child.
Plenty of rich Limenos have maids who walk their dogs, but to boast that you have a Nana for your pooch is pure, status-seeking insanity, Cipro Who Makes It canada.
The Nana even accompanies the dog when the family flies to Miami for shopping expeditions, explained the client. It is so necessary. Cipro Who Makes It, And, of course, the dog has its own bedroom in the house, which is in need of redecorating...
La Arquitecta almost barfed at the doggie-Nana-decorating nonsense and had to leave quickly before she said something that jeopardized her financial/social relationship with The Client. Cipro Who Makes It india, Well, getting back to summer in Lima.
What people do here in January and February is go to the beach. If you are part of the elite, you go to one of the exclusive beaches south of Lima, off Panamericana Sur, Cipro Who Makes It usa.
One of the trendiest beaches is Asia, Cipro Who Makes It. I have never been to this beach and to be honest, I am repelled by the idea because of a racist law in the community that prohibits maids from going on the beach during daylight hours. Signs on the beach make this clear for illiterate workers by depicting a woman in a maid's outfit crossed out within a red circle: No Maids Allowed.
Truly, it's like something out of the preCivil Rights-era Deep South.
Fortunately, some activists are fighting the discrimination. More about that tomorrow.
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A tourism company in Cusco is sponsoring an intriguing photo project to highlight indigenous beauty and women's growing influence in South America. No prize money or payment is involved, Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol overseas, but chosen photographers have their projects featured in a select Web-based gallery.
The Inca Princess Photo Project invites professional photographers to submit ideas for "spectacular open-theme material celebrating the beauty and unique nature of South American women." The website notes that
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Three projects have been produced so far: First Story of the Queens
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, a black-and-white series shot in Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, that recreates the lament of an Inca noblewoman over the desecration of her culture by conquering Spaniards; and Munay Warmikuna
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Some of the photographs in the series are too pretty for my tastes -- not surprising, since the project's director has a background in fashion photography, Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. I prefer edgier, 10mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol, more candid images, Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol canada, although I admit that the sepia colors in the Munay Warmikuna series are ravishing. (Not surprisingly, they were shot with a Hasselblad.)
What I applaud is the focus on the beauty of indigenous women, 30mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. To participate in the project, models must be 18 year or older and must be "at least half South American Indian in ethnic origin." That requirement enables both mestizo and native women to take part, and puts the focus on the majority of Peruvian women, who are not Caucasian. The beauty of local women has been overlooked for hundreds of years in this country. You'll find women of the puna used as icons for the tourism trade but not as paradigms of beauty.
The Inca Princess Project is a step in the right direction for correcting long-standing racist perceptions that women of indigenous origin are unattractive. The women photographed in these series have a proud, haunting beauty that is both modern and eternal.
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Who is Peruvian. Who is Andean.
Can a Peruvian dancer who's made a new life in New York City return after 15 years to her remote hometown in the Andes to reclaim her heritage, Lidocaine And Tetracycline mexico.
Can a young American of mixed Peruvian and Puerto Rican heritage find her "inner Andina" (as I like to call it) by studying folkloric dance techniques in towns throughout Peru. Lidocaine And Tetracycline coupon, These questions and more are raised in Soy Andina ("I Am Andean"), a full-length documentary film in English and Spanish by American director Mitch Teplitsky.
The movie follows two the journeys of two dancers, Nelida, Lidocaine And Tetracycline craiglist, from the Peruvian highlands, 50mg Lidocaine And Tetracycline, and Cynthia, from Queens, New York, Lidocaine And Tetracycline canada, as they live out their dreams of (re)connecting with their Andeans roots. 150mg Lidocaine And Tetracycline, The film's approach to these questions is never polemic, prefering instead to let viewers make up their own minds as to the "authenticity" of each dancer's proclaimed or evolving identity.
This open-endedness makes SOY ANDINA a pleasure to watch. It also doesn't hurt that Nelida and Cynthia are strong dancers and each is charismatic in her own way: Nelida with a calm sense of purpose (to host her town's annual fiesta) and Cynthia with an exubertant desire to immerse herself in new experiences and to test her abilities, Lidocaine And Tetracycline india.
SOY ANDINA is currently being screened in venues in both Peru and the United States. Chances are that if you live in a large city in either country, 40mg Lidocaine And Tetracycline, you'll have a chance to see the film. I highly recommend it.
Here are some upcoming screenings:
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Co-presented by InkaFest and HotelAndino
Wed, Nov 5, 6:30pm | LIMA, PERU
South American Explorers Club, Miraflores
Thurs, Nov 20, 10 am | SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Visual Anthropology conference/film festival
To learn more about SOY ANDINA, to view clips and to read viewers' testimonies, click here or visit http://www.soyandina.com.
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- Soloxine Synthroid, "...like a Lima tower, cutting my boat in two"
Rereading yesterday's post on writers and Lima's weather
, I became curious about Herman Melville's riff on Lima as "the strangest, saddest city thou can'st see."
When did Melville visit Lima. What prompted him to go into spasms of melancholy.
A quick Google search revealed that the quote doesn't belong to Melville, per se, Soloxine Synthroid india, but rather to Ishmael, the narrator of Moby Dick.
The novel revolves around an embittered seaman, Captain Ahab, who is consumed with hunting down and killing the white albino whale who caused him to lose his leg.
In Chapter 42, Soloxine Synthroid australia, "The Whiteness of the Whale," Ishamel begins:
What the white whale was to Ahab, has been hinted; what, Soloxine Synthroid coupon, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid.
That statement opens the door to a hallucinatory series of free-associations on "whiteness" and albinoism, and how that quality can inspire terror, especially if it's a big white carnivorous whale you're talking about, 1000mg Soloxine Synthroid
In his metaphorical twistings and turnings, the narrator seizes on Lima as an example of a lifeless "white" city, one dominated by Pizarro's legacy of white colonialism, Soloxine Synthroid paypal, with its racial and class divisions:
Nor is it, altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas; nor the tearlessness of her skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, Soloxine Synthroid overseas, as a tossed pack of cards;- it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can'st see.
For Lima has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe, Soloxine Synthroid. Soloxine Synthroid us, Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
The narrator is spot on when it comes to some of Lima's low points: "cathedral-toppling" earthquakes, rough seas, and lack of rain (the "tearlessness of her skies"), natural phenomena that exist today, 150mg Soloxine Synthroid
The city's architecture is what really gets his goat, however (it seems that the narrator visits Lima right after an earthquake has wrecked everything).
The narrator's description of Lima in ruins is drawn from Melville's own observations of the city in 1844, 500mg Soloxine Synthroid, when he sailed to Peru as a crew member on the USS United States.
Literary scholars have been fascinated by Melville's obsession with the city of Lima. The anthology Melville "Among the Nations" (edited by Sanford Marovitz and A.C. Christodoulou) includes a chapter by Wyn Kelly on Moby Dick and "The Style of Lima."
Kelly's chapter is worth a read, especially as it probes Melville's hatred of the European conquest of Peru and how he invokes that disgust through descriptions of Lima's Plaza de Armas.
- Author Herman Melville
Melville was deeply shaken by his visit to Lima in 1844, Soloxine Synthroid craiglist
, and in his imagination, the city's Spanish-style architecture and its ruins expressed the "barbarism at the heart of urban civilization," Kelly says.
I'd bet 100 soles Melville visited Lima during winter.
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Drug Flagyl, The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics are officially over, the winners have scurried home with their medals, and the losing athletes are either chastised, pitied or forgotten by most of the world. No laurel wreath, no glory, the Olympic equation goes.
Not on this blog, however.
In the same spirit of honoring athletic excellence that inspired the first Olympic Games, An American in Lima introduces the Ausangate Awards for High-Altitude Athletic Achievement.
Just as the Olympic Games are named after Greece's highest mountain, Mount Olympus (2, Drug Flagyl japan, 919 meters above sea level), the Ausangate Awards take as their namesake the tallest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota, Mount Ausangate (6,384 meters / 20,945 feet above sea level), which towers over the south Peruvian Andes. The Andes are the second-highest mountain range in the world, after the Himalayas, Drug Flagyl.
The Gold Medal in High-Altitude Weightlifting goes to the porters of Cusco, Peru, who for hundreds of years have carried superhuman loads on their backs at altitudes of 4,000 to 5,000 meters and above. The Gold Medal is shared by the sherpas, high in the Himalayan mountain range.
These high-altitude dwellers possess remarkable physical strength, stamina and ability to withstand staggering extremes of altitude and temperature. These qualities distinguish the Cusco porters and the Nepalese sherpas as among the world's elite athletes.
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To understand their struggles is to realize the true meaning of "heroic" – a heroism that has nothing to do with million-dollar corporate sponsorships, winner-take-all competition, expensive doping cocktails and bloated nationalist sentiment. Drug Flagyl ebay,
Curious to learn more about these unsung heroes. Read on….
The people who live within sight of high mountain ranges such as the Vilcanota, the Cordillera Blanca and the Himalayas endure extremely difficult and hazardous conditions: extreme cold, blinding sunlight, and decreased oxygen (up to 50% less than that at sea level) in high altitudes, Drug Flagyl. Over thousands of years, the bodies of native mountain-dwellers have evolved various adaptation mechanisms to derive more oxygen from the air and to circulate oxygen more efficiently through the bloodstream. (Read this remarkable article in the 2/25/04 National Geographic about how mountain dwellers' bodies have adapted to their extreme environments.) People in the Andes and the Himalayas walk great distances each day, and develop strong muscles in their legs with which to navigate the rugged terrain. In many physical respects, they are superhuman.
Yet despite these physical adaptations, porters and sherpas often succumb to illness, disease and fatal accidents, Drug Flagyl uk.
The porters of Cusco (known as cargadors Drug Flagyl, in Spanish) perform a vital service for merchants and trekkers in the Andes region. Following pre-Columbian traditions, today's porters traverse on foot throughout the cities and mountains of the Andes region, carrying up to 240 pounds on their back. Porters typically work 14- to 16-hour days and traverse 20 to 30 miles daily across the abrupt geography of the Andes.
Porters are hired to carry a variety of items. Some are paid by farmers to carry their produce (potatoes, corn, wool) and animals to market. Others haul mattresses, refrigerators, kerosene stoves and cabinets for merchants in Cusco, Drug Flagyl. An even greater number tote trekkers' backpacks and camping gear along the Inca Trail, to the summits of Machu Picchu, Drug Flagyl usa, Ausangate and the Cordillera Blanca. Without these porters, tens of thousands of tourists would not be able to experience the wonders of Peru's mountain settings. Porters also assist glaciologists, archaeologists and other scientists in their expeditions.
The typical rate for a porter is just $3 to $5 per day (less than what it costs to rent a llama). Drug Flagyl, Often porters cannot afford to buy food, so they sustain their energy on the trail by chewing coca leaves, whose juice provides energy and minerals. (Coca leaves are not a drug like cocaine.) Understandable, many porters are chronically malnourished.
Not only do porters suffer physically, they also endure emotional abuse as members of Peru's ethnic underclass. Peruvian-born photographer Jorge Vera, 10mg Drug Flagyl, who has documented the lives of Andean porters since 1995, notes that porters in Cusco are overwhelmingly of native Andean descent; most speak only their native Quechua and Aymara dialects. Unable to converse in Spanish with shop owners and merchants, who are often mestizo or white, the porters are vulnerable to being verbally abused or taken advantage of financially. In general, other Peruvians look down on porters, Vera notes:
"Porters are a cast of people set aside into social darkness and economic stigma and used exclusively as human beasts of burden, Drug Flagyl. Without labor, medical and or social care programs, porters in Peru are truly modern-day outcasts, a disposable humanity in the midst of a booming multi-million dollar annual tourist industry."
"I started to photograph porters in the Peruvian Andes during my wedding trip home in 1995. As a child growing up in Peru, Drug Flagyl us, I had never fully realized the role these porter children, women and men play in the commercial transportation of goods for hire. In some cases entire nomadic clans or families of porters are managed by Westernized, Spanish-speaking mestizo-operated businesses.
"Severely underpaid, Porters are recompensed sometimes only with meals, used shoes or clothing, and most commonly with coca leaves, a must to numb their bodies to the brutal labor and the exposure to the nightly frigid cold of the high Andes. Drug Flagyl, Life expectancy for porters is short, often falling prey to tragic accidents in the precipices of the Andes, theft and most often sheer exhaustion."
In 2003 Vera came to Cusco to assist with a newly formed porter's union, the first in that city. Vera took photographs for the porter's first-ever ID tags. This documentation was crucial to establish the porters as full-fledged workers in the Cusco economy (prior to 2003, the ID-less porters often were made scapegoats for thefts), Drug Flagyl craiglist. Vera's portraits of porters can be seen online at his photo.net site.
Cusco porter, photo by Jorge Vera 2003 1
Other efforts to improve the lives of Andean porters were made in the early 2000s, when the NGO "Casa del Cargador" was launched in Peru. This social-assistance program provided refuge, education and support to porters in the Cusco area (read more about it here). Sadly, the program appears to have been dissolved as of 2008 (posts on the Web site ended in 2006), Drug Flagyl.
Worldwide, however, support for porters has grown in recent years. Drug Flagyl coupon, The International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) is dedicated to improving the safety of mountain porters.
The IPPG website notes:
IPPG aims to improve safety and health for porter working in the mountains for the trekking industry worldwide. We work to eradicate avoidable illness, injury and death. We do this by raising awareness of the issues among travel companies, guides, trek leaders, sirdars (porters' foremen), and trekkers.
IPPG also supports porters in their quest for a decent wage and freedom from overloading (especially at high altitude).
Please visit the IPCC Web site to learn how you can help porters in Peru and elsewhere.
More web resources include the blog The Mountain Porter, which provides current global news on porter issues, the 2006 Guardian Eco-Dilemma article on “Is It OK to Hire a Mountain Porter?” and Tourism Concert’s article “Trekking Wrongs: Porters’ Rights.” For a list of UK tour operators with ethical porter policies, click here.
To the thousands of porters who cart their Sisyphean loads across the Andes and Himalayas: An American in Lima salutes you.
---Barbara R. Drake
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Acomplia .65, Because the g-word is (1) too loaded to serve as my moniker, and (2) I am more American than I care to admit.
Some reader is probably wondering, 'Isn't it incorrect nowadays to use the term American when referring to someone from the United States. Aren't all people from South America Americans as well?"
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As long Peruvians continue to call me an Americana, I'll keep the name on this blog.
But if anyone wants to buy me this cool t-shirt from Latin Laundry, a "Pan-Latino" clothing company in New Jersey, they're welcome to do so. Like the lollipop.
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