• Short Summary

    Perus total output of sugar exceeds 700,000 tons yearly of which over 30,000 tons are shipped to the U.

  • Description

    Roll #I.

    Crane moving thru prepared(burnt)canefield.

    Cane bulldozer gathering

    Crane loading hauling truck

    Care bulldozer, burning in background.

    Smouldering cane

    Various shots of canefield burning

    Roll #2.

    Paramonga sign, bulldozer in background

    Front of bulldozer piling cane

    Workers had cutting

    Bulldozer in close up

    Chain elevator being hoisted from truck at offloading bay

    Cane truck pulling in for offloading

    Fork lifts into position on chain lifter

    Driver checking rear

    Roll #3.

    Cane from truck tipping onto conveyor

    Cane moving on washing conveyor

    Leaving vendor

    Washed cane on conveyor

    Entering cutting machine

    Prepared cane leaving cutters to factory interior

    Chain and flywheel driving cutting unit

    Empty cane truck leaving offloading bay

    L.S Canefields

    Loaded truck passing thru fields

    High angle of sugar plant

    Sunset thru young sugar cane


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    Background: Perus total output of sugar exceeds 700,000 tons yearly of which over 30,000 tons are shipped to the U.S. under quota with agreement that three times the market price be paid by the U.S to the Peruvian government. A considerable amount of financial benefit will thereby be lost should the Kickenlopper amendment be adopted this week. Many people employed in the sugar industry as well as these outside it await the result with much concern, and an already improvised government will be under a further financial strain should it go through.

    Side effects will undoubtly be a stepping of the "go home Gringo" campaigns and an intolerable attitude the remaining foreigners, both by the existing regime (should it exist for long afterwards) and by the general public, largely consisting of the Student bodies.

    Paramonga's plight a comparatively small producing area, will be magnified tenfold at the larger Haciendas of Cortavia and Casa, and the 9th of April may well blow the sparks from a cane field to re-ignight throughout the city of Lima.

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