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Loreto’s Regional President Turns Himself In to Police

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm1 comment
Loreto’s Regional President Turns Himself In to Police

The regional president of Peru’s Loreto region, Yvan Vasquez, has turned himself over to police, after going into hiding for almost a week when a court order was issued for his arrest. Vasquez showed up at a political rally in Iquitos, the capital of Loreto, where he went into police […]

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Humala Appoints Ana Jara as New Premier

July 23, 2014 3:40 pm0 comments
Humala Appoints Ana Jara as New Premier

President Ollanta Humala appointed a new Premier on Tuesday, his sixth cabinet chief since taking office three years ago. In a ceremony late Tuesday, Humala installed his former Labor minister, Ana Jara, to succeed Rene Cornejo, who headed the cabinet for barely four months until his resignation on Monday night. Humala also […]

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Archaeologists Find Temple Used by Ancient Shark Hunters

July 22, 2014 1:40 am0 comments
Archaeologists Find Temple Used by Ancient Shark Hunters

Archaeologists in northern Peru have found a temple that was used by fishermen who set out to sea to hunt sharks over 3,000 years ago, according to daily El Comercio. The temple was unearthed in Pampas Gramalote, a community near Huanchaco, a fishing and surfing hub located just north of Trujillo in […]

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Final Investigation of La Cantuta Crimes To Prove Difficult

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Final Investigation of La Cantuta Crimes To Prove Difficult

In a move to finalize the search for the remains of university students and a professor killed in 1992 by a military intelligence “death squad”, state attorney Juan de la Cruz is to carry out an inspection this week of two gravesites, in Huachipa and in Cieneguilla. The state attorney’s office […]

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Labor Ministry Investigates Use of Children to Clean Up Oil Spill

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Labor Ministry Investigates Use of Children to Clean Up Oil Spill

The Labor Ministry said it is to investigate the possible use of children to clean up an oil spill in the jungle region of Loreto, daily Gestion reported. Labor Minister Ana Jara said that inspectors have been sent to Loreto to find out who is responsible for the contamination and for […]

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International Analysis — Mixed Signals: China’s Unpredictable Foreign Policy

July 21, 2014 7:46 pm0 comments

By Shi Yinhong — Op-Ed for The Mark News — As China continues to gain economic and political power, professor of international relations Shi Yinhong argues that its new leaders must balance competing and often contradictory interests in foreign policy. The 18th Party Congress in November 2012 produced new leadership […]

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