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Research: Peru Investigation

Final Report Concerning Voluntary Surgical Contraception During the Years 1990–2000

Subcommittee Investigation of Persons and Institutions Involved in Voluntary Surgical Contraception Date of Publication: June 2002 “Precisely because the system of population control was used to eliminate poverty, we believe that we must raise the people from their poverty by means of education and health.” — Mr. Christopher Smith, Congressman of the United States to the Investigative Subcommittee, March 2002. During the plenary session of Congress, October 25, 2001, the formation of the Investigative Commission …

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President’s Page: Peru Sterilization Campaign

In January 1998, PRI sent researcher David Morrison to Peru to investigate reports that women were being forcibly sterilized. What he discovered was a nationwide campaign, aimed specifically at sterilizing poor and working class women, especially ethnic minorities. The program operated by sending mobile sterilization teams, who would suddenly appear in an area and then leave as quickly, after sterilizing as many women as possible in a short time. Doctors and medical workers were given …

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The Abuse of Women Continues: Population Control in Peru

A member of the PRI Review staff recently interviewed Dr. Blanca Neira of Ceprofarena, a pro-life organization in Lima, Peru. Review: Dr. Neira, What is the political climate like in Peru since the resignation of President Fujimori? Neira: The political climate in Peru is not good. It is very poor. There is a lot of confusion. Fujimori and his cohort have left a legacy of total corruption. It is not tranquil. Review: Are there any …

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Statement of Dr. Hector Chavez Chuchon

Congressional BriefingFebruary 23, 1998 My name is Hector Hugo Chavez Chuchon, and I am the president of the regional medical federation of Ayacucho, Andahuaylas, and Huancavelica in the Republic of Peru. This area is the poorest in the country. I do not belong to any political group, and hope that the Peruvian government has as much success as possible in its enterprises. But, at the same time, I have the moral obligation to come forward …

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Statement of Sra. Avelina Sanchez Nolberto

Congressional BriefingFebruary 23, 1998 As a poor mother of five under age children and separated from my husband who also lives in the city of Andahuaylas, I wash clothes to support myself and the children. During my work activities I got to know an obstetrician who works in the Social Security hospital of Ayacucho. I confided in her about the problems I had run into with my husband. Then she spoke to me about tubal …

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Fact Sheet on Peru

Congressional Briefing February 23, 1998 Political Summary The Republic of Peru is divided into 24 departments and 1 constitutional province, with the capital held in Lima. The current republic is based upon the constitution of December 31, 1993, which allows for three branches of government: an executive, legislative, and judicial. Head of the executive branch is President Alberto Kenyo Fujimori (first elected by universal suffrage in July 1990, and then re-elected in April 1995). Although …

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USAID in Peru

Congressional BriefingFebruary 23, 1998 FY 1997 Development of Assistance: $ 31,650,000 FY 1997 International Narcotics Fund: $ 20,000,000 FY 1997 P.L. 480, Title II Requests: $55,600,000 Total 1997 funding requested for population and health: $13,047,000 is planned for population activities $6,019,000 is planned for health activities To address Peru’s evolving development needs and U.S. foreign policy objectives, USAID pursues four strategic objectives. They are: (1) broader citizen participation with more responsive public institutions; (2) increased …

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Sra. Victoria Espinoza of Peru speaks about being sterilized without her knowledge or consent during Cesarean-section delivery

Congressional Briefing February 23, 1998 It is very important to say that before the tubal ligation, it was very difficult for me to conceive children because of hormonal problems. I took pills to regulate my menstrual cycle and for fertility, and so became pregnant. On the 23rd of April, 1996, I went to a private clinic. I had been having spotting, but did not think it very important because there was very little blood. I …

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