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Volunteers return from Philippine relief efforts

...looting," he said.Overall, Belen estimated he shared the money with 300-400 people, giving them around 500 Philippine pesos, approximately $12, for food. Some of the money Belen brought with him was used to feed children.Alvin Arboleda also recently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-13/volunteers-return-philippine-relief-eff
State
A Trip South: A Colombian holiday

...took quite a lot to bring me down from my satisfaction high. Despite the unfortunate incident of my compadre losing 50,000 pesos to a sleight-of-hand street trickster, the discotheque blaring unbearably loud dance music into our tents all night and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-02/trip-south-colombian-holiday
Outdoors
A Trip South: Coconomics

...a sign declaring cold coconuts could be purchased for three pesos apiece. Needless to say there is no way that we aren't going...surprised to see a third one, with the same sign for three peso cocos and looking to be selling the same dried fruits and treats...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-02-15/trip-south-coconomics
Outdoors
Ketchikan city fathers against free enterprise?

...planning? They complain about the state's DOT top-heavy bureaucratic incompetence running the ferries. Spend our local pesos to trim Juneau's fat cats? Not. They try to escape by experimenting with inter-island ferries. How can you as an individual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030399/Ope_huddleltr.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...planning? They complain about the state's DOT top-heavy bureaucratic incompetence running the ferries. Spend our local pesos to trim Juneau's fat cats? Not. They try to escape by experimenting with inter-island ferries. How can you as an individual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030399/Ope_huddleltr.shtml
Captivated by the sultry song of Argentina

...tourist. When his wife arrived, he put his bandoneon in a brown leather bag and struggled to stand up. His tip box had a few pesos and other small change. He earned less than $5 for 12 hours of work. I paid him $20 for the concert, ashamed I couldn't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051106/loc_20060511071.shtml
News
This Day in History

...cell. In 1995, the United States and Mexico signed an agreement to unlock $20 billion in U.S. support to stabilize the peso, but under tough conditions. Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022105/sta_20050221007.shtml
News
What a year

...the title of soil engineer - but it doesn't translate to the American work force. His monthly wage was 16,000 to 20,000 pesos, or about $400 U.S. He came to Juneau to get ahead because he felt there was no way to do that in his native land. "We...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123001/Ins_yearend.shtml
Inside
Argentina's democracy in peril

...conquer hyperinflation, and encouraged Argentines to borrow in dollars as well. These dollar debts will be hard to pay if the peso is devalued, which means that the Argentine banks that lent the money could be in trouble. And yet devaluation, like debt...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122101/opE_edboard.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...planeload of al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan arrived at a U.S. military detention camp in Guantanamo, Cuba. The Argentine peso floated freely for the first time after 11 years of being tied to the U.S. dollar. In 2006, gunmen stormed an offshore oil...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011107/sta_20070111010.shtml
News

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