News from Lori's Parents

16 February 2001

The 1,906th day of Lori's wrongful incarceration in Peru.

In this update:

Campaign to Bush Administration begins

Now that the Bush Administration has "settled in" it is time for us to let them know that they must seek Lori's immediate release.

Please contact President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and ask for their help. Sample letters to Mr. Bush and to General Powell appear on the website. These can be downloaded, signed, and mailed or they can be used as talking points in forming your own letters or the text of petitions.

Secretary of State Powell writes to Berensons

In a response to a letter from us, General Colin L. Powell expressed his awareness of Lori's ordeal and stated that U.S. officials "will continue to emphasize to the Government of Peru the importance the United States Government places on this matter."

We must keep reminding the Secretary of State and the President of this commitment.

Upcoming events

A listing of upcoming events can be accessed from the home page of the website, We will be adding to this list regularly. The Berensons will be in Massachusetts in March and in Arizona, Southern California, and Washington DC in April.

Please note that in our last update we gave an incorrect address for the March 2 event at Temple Kol Tikvah. The correct address is 20400 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson