Update: elcomercioperu: Congress Authorizes [President] Toledo's Trip to US, Microsoft
Jul 15, 2002, 23:20 (54 Talkback[s])
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According to the article linked below, Peruvian President
Alexander Toledo has been authorized by the Peruvian Congress to
travel to Seattle to meet with Microsoft's Chairman Bill Gates.
The article is in Spanish, but it is short enough for Babelfish to roughly handle:
"The plenary session of the Congress of the Republic today
approved the resolution that authorizes the trip of the President
of the Republic, Alexander Toledo, to the city of Seattle in the
United States between the 14 and the 16 of the present month 'with
the intention of managing the support of the Microsoft Corporation,
one of most important and developed of the world in computer
"According to the official information coming from the Congress,
[the President] will [seek] to establish contact with the [company
headed by] tycoon Bill Gates, 'who has been interested in
supporting the educative programs and social that carries out the
Complete Story (in Spanish)
Reuters has come out with an English story that further details
"Peru's President Alejandro Toledo will travel to Seattle this
weekend for talks with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates during which
he will sign accords to support his Huascaran Internet-for-schools
project, a government spokesman said.
"Toledo, who announced a Cabinet overhaul on Friday to try to
revive his flagging government, will travel to Seattle on Sunday
and meet Gates on Monday, the spokesman said. Toledo will fly home
"Peru's Plan Huascaran--named for the Andean nation's highest
peak--was a key campaign plank for Toledo when he took office last
July pledging to fight poverty..."
Complete Story (in English)