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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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With honor aborted: A closer look at Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori



The anti-Catholic Left cheered on 15 September 1995 when Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori took to the stage at the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference in Beijing. Here, at last, was a leader of a Latin American country — a Catholic, no less — willing to buck the Vatican’s position on contraception, sterilization and legalized abortion. Claiming the mantle of a “warrior on behalf of the poor,”1 and a visionary in “tennis shoes and blue jeans,”2 …

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