The letter from Carlos Bayona regarding the asylum of Alan Garcia is completely distorted ("Letters," January 2003). Garcia fled Peru, hounded by accusations. He waited until the charges against him expired and returned to a Peru in transition, ready to assume the presidency in a country where more than 54% are poor and uneducated, and where illiterates have the right to vote and are thus susceptible to being deceived by sophistic politicians like Garcia. Bayona should be reminded that these letters are read primarily by highly logical business people who are discerning once they have all the hair-raising facts on Peru at that time: hyperinflation, terrorism, and drug trafficking. That is to say, anarchy.
I would like to know why LATIN TRADE does not publish articles on small but interesting economies, such as Ecuador? What about stories on successful multinationals that operate in Ecuador and the region, like General Motors, oxy, or Repsol, or domestic companies like Supermaxi and Cementos Nacionales?
Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary Special Edition double issue of LATIN TRADE. I read the article on the cultivation of organic agricultural products in Latin America ("The Sweet Spot," January 2003). What a great story! You should sell the idea to Subcomandante Marcos in Mexico, so he can get to work.
In" Tower Power" (February 2003), regarding the construction of a skyscraper in Mexico, your reporter assumes the building is 55 meters above Reforma Avenue and 44 meters taller than the Torre Latinoamericana. Assuming that an average floor is 4 meters high, it would mean the building has 13 floors. If you then subtract the 44 meters taller than the Latinoamericana, it would mean the new tower is 11 meters high, or only 3 floors, which is completely false. Rather than critique famous Mexican structures, your reporter should learn some math for beginners and simple geometry and not misinform serious readers.
Sergio Rodriguez Borunda
Editor's note: The Spanish-language version incorrectly stated the height of the building It should have said 55 floors.
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