I've been away from An American in Lima for a little while (understatement) but thanks to my friend Levi Novey Side Affect Of Diflucan, , aka Mr Green HuffPost, I'm getting a bigtime nudge to return to blogging. Which I do love doing, by the way, Side Affect Of Diflucan coupon.
Levi let me hijack his column today to guest rant about bullfighting (The Twisted Temptations of Bullfighting in Peru). Side Affect Of Diflucan paypal, It's not a particularly green or PC piece. It's actually a confession about the thing I experienced at Acho that I never wrote about before.
Call it my testosterone moment in the bullring, Side Affect Of Diflucan. The column includes nice photos by El Fotografo, 30mg Side Affect Of Diflucan, by the way. 20mg Side Affect Of Diflucan, I only went to the bullfights twice in Lima but I still think about what I saw and felt on those hot, dusty afternoons. It's one of the strange things about living in Lima, 200mg Side Affect Of Diflucan, which has never shaken off its colonial past. Side Affect Of Diflucan craiglist, The longer I live in Lima, the more deeply I feel the presence of all that Spanish colonial-era stuff -- the importance of one's family name, the rigid social/racial hierarchies, 10mg Side Affect Of Diflucan, the passion for dancing horses/bleeding toros. Side Affect Of Diflucan, You'd think that after two and a half years I would have gotten over the strangeness of Peru, but it's the opposite. Side Affect Of Diflucan mexico, Lima is just getting odder and odder to me.
I was away in the United States for a month, which might be partly responsible for my state of mind. (Not that the U.S, Side Affect Of Diflucan uk. felt any less odd while I was there). 500mg Side Affect Of Diflucan, I enjoyed being in the States but was happy to fly back in January and start teaching. Even with the chaotic traffic, life is simpler here. People aren't killing each other with handguns. There's no such thing as a FICO score. Vegetables are cheap.
The racism, the bloody animal stuff -- that still needs work. Time for Peru to get a move on.
Similar posts: Effectiveness Of Zithromax. Flagyl And Levaquin. Zithromax Diaper Rash. 200mg Erythromycin And Acne And Mg. What Is Amoxicillin Clav Used For canada. 200mg Amoxicillin Reaction In Infants.
Trackbacks from: Side Affect Of Diflucan. Side Affect Of Diflucan. Side Affect Of Diflucan. Side Affect Of Diflucan ebay. 500mg Side Affect Of Diflucan. Side Affect Of Diflucan ebay.
[Read more →]
- 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
, See the photo below.
- "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.
Similar posts: Erythromycin Egg Implantation Pregnancy Research Miscarriage. Vaginal Bleeding And Flagyl. Amoxicillin 875 Mg. What Does Clomid Do india. Is Prozac An Maoi india. Can You Use Pyruvate With Synthroid india.
Trackbacks from: Zithromax For Dogs. Zithromax For Dogs. Zithromax For Dogs. 200mg Zithromax For Dogs. Zithromax For Dogs india. Zithromax For Dogs usa.
[Read more →]
- 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
are at the beach, Cipro Who Makes It usa
, 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.
Similar posts: Erythromycin Or Azithromycin. Effectiveness Of Zithromax. Flagyl And Levaquin. 500mg Cipro Warnings. 20mg Swelling Amoxicillin Allergy. 200mg Erythromycin And Acne And Mg.
Trackbacks from: Cipro Who Makes It. Cipro Who Makes It. Cipro Who Makes It. Cipro Who Makes It canada. 1000mg Cipro Who Makes It. 750mg Cipro Who Makes It.
[Read more →]
[caption id="attachment_1201" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Beautiful women -- three Inca noblewomen face the sunset in Jimenez Mercado's series "Munay Warmikuna" (Inca Princess Project)"] Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol, [/caption]
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
Although women will be the central subjects, the photographer can choose any techniques and/or settings and themes, Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol coupon, including... 500mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol, - Historical recreations or re-enactments
- Indoor shoots or landscapes
- Nude art, body painting, erotica
- Fashion and advertising
Three projects have been produced so far: First Story of the Queens
(photography by Einar Jiménez Troncoso), Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol us
, based on the chronicle drawings of Guaman Poma; The Nostalgia
(also by Jiménez Troncoso), 100mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol
, 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
/Beautiful women (photography by Morfi Jiménez Mercado
), Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol ebay
, a color series that features young and old women in historical clothing of the Incas, Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol craiglist
, photographed in natural settings. (See photo above).
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.
Similar posts: Cipro And Sotalol Drug Interaction. Cipro Who Makes It. Clomid After Miscarriage. 750mg Flagyl And Tylenol. 150mg Flagyl Bacterial Abdominal Abscess. Zithromax Diaper Rash canada.
Trackbacks from: Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. 500mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. 250mg Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol. Streptomycin Tetracycline And Chloramphenicol australia.
[Read more →]