Oroya fever

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Oroya fever

[ə′rȯi·ə ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
The severe form of Carrion's disease, characterized by a sudden, severe, and rapid course, often fatal anemia, and remittent fever.
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Ockenden) (NHMUK); 1 [masculinidad], La Oroya, Rio Inambari (13[degrees]50'S/69[degrees]40'O; 945 m), x.1904 (G.
Para ello tenia que extenderse la labor hacia La Oroya, hacia Cerro de Pasco, para poder formar, con los sindicatos de esos lugares, la Federacion de Trabajadores Mineros del Peru (Las negritas son nuestras) (14).
Para ponerlo en practica, Mayta y Vallejos forman juntos una base de apoyo, a la que el primero ofrece la participacion--traicionada--del POR(T), y para la cual Vallejos recluta como actores secundarios a un profesor de escuela apellidado Ubilluz y a siete de sus alumnos, los josefinos; a Condori y Zenon Gonzalez, presidente y vicepresidente de la comunidad campesina de Uchubamba; a los comuneros de Ricran; y a otros camaradas provenientes de los asentamientos mineros de La Oroya, Casapalca y Morococha, asociados a los sindicatos de esa industria.
Caption: Smelters like this complex in La Oroya, Peru, have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Latin America.
Cases pending include the US metal smelter Renco Group's US$800 million lawsuit against Peru over who is liable for damages caused by toxic emissions at their metal smelting site in La Oroya. And a Texan oil magnate has filed a US$746 million complaint against Canada's state government of Ontario over its support scheme for solar and wind energy.
Pedro Gamarra, former ad hoc prosecutor for the Fujimori and Montesinos cases, verified the sacking of the state treasury during the Fujimori regime following the sale, between 1992 and 1999, of state businesses such as Telefonica, Hierro Peru, AeroPeru, the complex of La Oroya refineries, among 220 public firms.