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"La Casa de la Magdalena" (1977), "Essays of Resistance" (1991), "El destino de Norte América", de José Carlos Mariátegui. En narrativa ha escrito la novela "Secreto de desamor", Rentería Editores, Lima 2007, "Mufida, La angolesa", Altazor Editores, Lima, 2011; "Mujeres malas Mujeres buenas", (2013) vicio perfecto vicio perpetuo, poesía. Algunos ensayos, notas periodísticas y cuentos del autor aparecen en diversos medios virtuales. Jorge Aliaga es peruano-escocés y vive entre el Perú y Escocia.

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23 de junio de 2015

MEP responds to Andina Aliaga

                                               Alyn Smith MEP
Dear Andina,

Thank you for getting in touch regarding the Parliament's vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP. The Lange Report (Mr Lange being the MEP responsible for drafting the report) takes stock of the negotiations so far and sets out the expectations of the Parliament going forward.
We were due to vote on the report last week (the first time the SNP could vote on the report), but as you may be aware the vote was postponed at the last minute. The Lange Report has been referred back to the International Trade Committee for further scrutiny. I believe that this is a sign our pressure is paying off and that the member state governments' thought they were going to take a bloody nose in the vote. The Parliament has refused to be a rubber stamp.
The position of the SNP MEPs was set by party members at our conference in Glasgow last March. We are not anti-trade, but neither are we in favour of trade at any price. The TTIP negotiations cover a number of issues that cause us extreme concern, and unless we see considerable improvement in the text then I do not see that we would have been able to support the package.
We are opposed to ISDS, also known as Corporate Courts. As a former lawyer myself, I find the idea that companies and investors need a specific set of rules outwith the general law to be flatly offensive, given we are talking about some of the most developed legal jurisdictions in the world.
Similarly, I remain concerned about many other aspects, and this postponement will give us time to push for more scrutiny. Unless I see specific exemptions for the provision of public services in Scotland then I will continue to oppose the package.
You can find background to the SNP position, my speech to conference in March, and the resolution here:
This will evolve fast, and is a live negotiation, but our SNP priorities are clear and we will oppose or support the eventual text on its merits.  
Given your interest in the work of the office, I will, if I may, add you to our email list. We are registered under the Data Protection Act, your email address is kept strictly confidential, and you may opt out at any time. Thank you for your support.
Yours aye,
Alyn Smith MEP

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