News from Lori's Parents

10 February 1999

In this update:

Members of Congress Remind President Fujimori About Lori

Some members of Congress reminded President Fujimori that they have not forgotten about Lori Berenson during his trip to Washington D.C. last week. Other members of Congress sent letters to Secretary Albright and President Clinton, urging them to raise Lori's case. In addition, the White House was swamped with faxes and telephone calls urging Clinton to speak to Fujimori about Lori. Unfortunately, owing to the short meeting between the presidents, the only agenda item concerned the resolution to the Perú-Ecuador border war that the United States helped to broker. We found this very disappointing -- nevertheless, we certainly appreciate all your efforts.

Feel free to express your disappointment to President Clinton via the "E-mail to Fax" procedure. Send your letters to:


Your E-mail letter then prints out for free on the White House fax.

O.A.S. Update

In December the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States ruled that they will hear Lori's petition against the government of Perú. Unfortunately, owing to an overflow of cases, the hearing will not take place until the September-October session in Washington D.C.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson