News from Lori's Parents

11 September 1996

To All Supporters of Lori Berenson,

You may have read newspaper accounts of talks between Peruvian and US officials regarding potential solutions to Lori's situation. We do not know the details of these negotiations but we are encouraged by the dialogue. These news articles quote US officials as considering Lori to be "a thorn in US - Peruvian relations" and quote a Peruvian official as considering Lori "a stone under everybody's foot." We would like to thank you for all of your efforts which have resulted in Lori becoming a "thorn" and a "stone" and, therefore, have led to these negotiations.

While talks are proceeding we are waiting "quietly." However, we are ready to initiate new political and economic strategies should the situation warrant. We will keep you informed as new information becomes available.

Again, many thanks,

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson