October 10, 2006

THE OTHER PATH LEADS TO THE END OF HISTORY:

Neri Salinas: A Female Free-Marketeer Impacts the Peruvian Amazon (Edwar E. Escalante, HACER)

As a barefoot young girl in the isolated community of Lake Cuipari in the Amazon region of Peru, every morning the precocious Neri Salinas hopped aboard a hand-made canoe with her father to help hunt the animals that they would sell to feed the family. Where most childhood memories consist of baseball games or merry-go-rounds, Neri’s memories would be different. She received her first pair of shoes at age 14, and her teaching degree at age 20, after which she worked as the only teacher in a school of 120 students for 22 years. Neri had her first brush with Peruvian political movements at age 43, when an armed column of MRTA (Revolutionary Movement Tupac Amaru) terrorists violently sacked her hometown of Yurimaguas on the morning of July 25, 1990.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 10, 2006 8:11 AM
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Girls rule.

Posted by: erp at October 10, 2006 10:00 AM
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