Perus total output of sugar exceeds 700,000 tons yearly of which over 30,000 tons are shipped to the U.
Crane moving thru prepared(burnt)canefield.
Cane bulldozer gathering
Crane loading hauling truck
Care bulldozer, burning in background.
Various shots of canefield burning
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
Cane from truck tipping onto conveyor
Cane moving on washing conveyor
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
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.