In Peru, a thank you initiative for quake backfires

A Peruvian initiative meant to thank countries for sending aid after last week's earthquake has backfired, causing sharp criticism, the BBC reported.

In Peru, a thank you initiative for quake backfires
A Peruvian initiative meant to thank countries for sending aid after last week's earthquake has backfired, causing sharp criticism, the BBC reported.

The initiative involved 1,000 specially produced bottles of Peru's alcoholic drink, Pisco, with the label boasting the magnitude of the quake -- which left about 500 people dead.

The bottles were labeled "Pisco 7.9." The BBC reported that the quake was especially hard on the city of Pisco.

Peruvian Prime Minister Jorge del Castillo said although the project had been a private venture, the labels were in very bad taste, the BBC reported.

The producer of the bottles said he had no intention on making fun of Pisco.

Meanwhile, some aid agencies said people outside the main area of the earthquake have been waiting more than a week for food and blankets, the BBC said.

UPI
Last Mod: 27 Ağustos 2007, 16:53
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