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Indigenous Leaders Allegedly Killed by Illegal Loggers

September 9, 2014 4:43 pm1 comment
Indigenous Leaders Allegedly Killed by Illegal Loggers

Four leaders from Peru’s Ashanika indigenous community, including a prominent opponent of illegal logging, were murdered last week, allegedly by loggers who intruded on their land. Peru’s largest indigenous organization, Aidesep, said one of the men slain was Edwin Chota, a well-known leader of the Alto Tamaya-Saweto community, located near the […]

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Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

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Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

A Peruvian congressman is coming under pressure for his alleged ties to Mexican drug traffickers following a record cocaine seizure. Congressman Jose Leon, a prominent member of former President Alejandro Toledo’s Peru Posible party, rented a house he owns in the northern coastal town of Huanchaco, outside Trujillo, to people […]

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Government Commission Heads for La Convencion to Calm Protests

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Government Commission Heads for La Convencion to Calm Protests

Following protest marches and the death of one protestor last week, the government today is sending a commission to the La Convencion province in Cusco, to establish a work agenda “with the greatest goodwill and an open mind.” The commission is led by the minister of Agriculture, Juan Manuel Benites, […]

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International Analysis: The Temptations and Risks of Supporting Extremism

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Op-Ed by Shahram Chubin — The Mark News — In an era of fluid and contested borders and indirect and proxy conflicts (e.g. Ukraine ) the temptation for states to use radical groups for their own policy purposes is substantial. The US and its allies in Afghanistan, Israel in supporting Hamas […]

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Lima’s Mistura Culinary Fair Gets Going

September 5, 2014 9:56 pm1 comment
Lima’s Mistura Culinary Fair Gets Going

Latin America’s biggest food festival opened its doors to the public on Friday, bringing together chefs, restaurant owners, farmers and everyone else in the food business from across Peru and other parts of the world. The 10-day annual event, known as Mistura, is being held along the Costa Verde beach in Lima’s […]

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Prefab Classrooms for Ayacucho Schools Damaged by Quake

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Prefab Classrooms for Ayacucho Schools Damaged by Quake

The Ministry of Education began setting up 32 prefabricated schoolrooms this week, at schools in Ayacucho that suffered damages in the August 24 earthquake. The transport of an additional 26 prefab facilities that are still required in the area is to be covered by the regional and local governments. Damages […]

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