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Update: elcomercioperu: Congress Authorizes [President] Toledo's Trip to US, Microsoft

Jul 15, 2002, 23:20 (54 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to JustAFriend and Hans Schou for these links. ]

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 science technology.'

"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 Peruvian government.'"

Complete Story (in Spanish)

Reuters has come out with an English story that further details Toledo's trip:

"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 on Tuesday.

"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)

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