[quote="tomsax"]In the interests of balance ...
Peruvians can teach us very little as our cultures are historically superior.
Expats are genetically more intelligent, clever and wise.
I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging. Lets compare with just a few of cases of the thousands of peruvians or the kids of peruvian immigrants in USA and Europe who're are doing something really important for those countries.
For example these peruvians
Alex Olmedo who was the number one tennis player of the U.S.A. team, winner of the 1958 Davis cup.
Dave Chavarri who is the producer the band leader and the drummer of the rock band il nino and the producer of the band soulfly.
Immortal Technique who's a notable rapper leaqding a counterculture movement in USA.
Yma sumac who was one of the most notorius singers of the 50's, 60's and 70's in USA and the world and was an actress of few of the motion pictures of her time.
Silvana Kane the vocalist of the canadian band Pacifika.
Luigi Alva a peruvian leggero tenor of La scala de Milano during the 60',70's and 80's
Michael Bentine ( Bentin real last name ) who was an english comedian and has a television show during the 60's and 70's and acted for a few british movies.
Jennifer Gago who acted
Luis LLosa who waqs a peruvian filmmaker of USa motion pictures like The sniper, the specialist, Anaconda, etc.
Henry Ian Cusyk who acted as desmond in the USA series Lost and for scotish and british movies.
Nathalie kelley who acted in the film fast and furious tokyo drift and other USA movies .
The magician Richiardi jr. who has a horror show during the 60's and 70's in Las vegas and the USA television.
Alberto Vargas and the pin-up girls also called Vargas girls.
Boris Vallejo and Pablo Marcos both illustrated comics for marvel comics like Conan the barbarian, Batman and the zombie.
Paul Diaz animator of Happy feet 1 and Ice Age.
Mario testino photographer in England.
Bernardo Fort Brescia peruvian architect who designed the American airline Arena in Miami and the Wstin Hotel in time square N.Y. amongst others.
Henry Ciriani peruvian architect who designed the Residencial san Felipe in Jesus maria also designed in France the Noisy II housing plan for Marne-la-Vallée. He also designed the St. Antoine Hospital kitchen building in Paris in 1985, the Museum of the Great War in Peronne in 1992, and the Archaeological Museum in Arles in 1993
Liliana Rojas Suarez Ph.D in Economics from the University of Western Ontario She is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and serves as the chair of the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee . She is also the current President of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association and a member of the board of trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute. was chief economist del Deutsche Bank para America Latina, etc
Roberto Chang PhD en Economía de la U. de Pennsylvania is proffesor in Rutgers University ,y Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. was consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank
Ian Vasquez Mg. en Economia of John Hopkins University is the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
microbiologist of John hopkins University and president of Baltimore-based BriJen BioTech Miguel Ascon, M.S., Ph.D. University of Maryland BioPark, Baltimore.,
Edgardo Alarcon Leon, M.S. Ph.D. VDM Group; Enviroandes, Australia,
Luis Espinoza, M.S., Ph.D. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,U.S.A.,.
Carlos A. Mugruza Neuroscience and Development Scrymgeour Building University of Dundee UK
Barton Zwiebach is a string theorist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, born in Lima, Perú. His undergraduate work was in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Peru. He is one of the world's leading experts in string field theory.
Piermaria J Oddone is a Peruvian particle physicist Oddone received the 2005 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics for the invention of the Asymmetric B-Factory to carry out precision measurements of CP violation in B-meson decays. director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Carlos José Bustamante (born 1951 in Lima, Peru) is an American scientist. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He uses novel methods of single-molecule visualization, such as scanning force microscopy, to study the structure and function of nucleoprotein assemblies. His laboratory is developing methods of single-molecule manipulation, such as optical tweezers, to characterize the elasticity of DNA, to induce the mechanical unfolding of individual protein molecules, and to investigate the machine-like behavior of molecular motors.
Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian born NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. Noriega flew on STS-84 in 1997 and STS-97 in 2000. He has logged over 461 hours in space including over 19 EVA hours in 3 space walks. Following STS-97
Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Immune Disease Institute , Harvard medical school associate
MD.Elmer E. Huerta is the Principal Investigator of the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) and a member of the LACRC Steering Committee. He is Founder and Director of the Cancer Preventorium at the Washington Cancer Institute in the Washington Hospital Center. is the former President of the american Oncologist society.
Anthony Atala, M.D., is the W.H. Boyce Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. Regenerative medicine is "a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the body's own healthy cells." Anthony Atala, MD, director of Tissue Engineering for the Urology Program at Children's Hospital Boston, and his research team are creating new organs in the laboratory using patients' own cells
Marcos E, Milla PhD, in biochemistry an molecular biophysics of the U. of Pennsylvania is the Director of Biochemical Pharmacology in the Inflammation Disease Biology Area at Roche Palo Alto.
Phd. José D. Salas La Cruz Proffesor de Ing. Civil y Ambiental dof Colorado State University received Prize Ven Te Chow 2010 of Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros Civiles de USA.
Ernesto Pollitt, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus UC Davis nutrtion program, prize Mahidol award 200. He has profoundly influenced the policies of UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, World Bank, and national governments.
Alvaro Artieda PhD in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He is specializing on properties, modeling and applications of piezoelectric materials such us aluminum nitride (AlN). Currently, he is working in a European Space Agency project on satellite communication.
Phd. systems engineer Cesar Gonzales first IBM fellow hispanic, chief of the multimedia technology
just a few examples of peruvians who did and are doing something remarkable in your countries.
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