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International Analysis: Politics of the Peace Prize

October 28, 2014 11:20 am0 comments

Op-Ed by Geir Lundestad,  Director of the Norweigan Nobel Institute — The Mark News — The Nobel Peace Prize has frequently been called “the world’s most prestigious prize.” Some have nevertheless criticized it for being too political. The prize is indeed political in the sense that it deals with important […]

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Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

October 24, 2014 2:12 pm0 comments
Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

The publisher of Peru’s La Republica newspaper, Gustavo Mohme Seminario, was elected president of the Inter-American Press Association, during the association’s 70th general assembly, held this year in Chile. Mohme is to lead the regional press advocacy group in the 2014 to 2015 period, La Republica reported.  He served as vice-president in the past […]

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Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

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Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

Move over, Cusco’s famed 12-angle stone. Archaeologists have discovered a stone with 13 angles. The discovery has been made by researchers  investigating a stretch of the Inca road network, known as the Qhapaq Ñan, that runs from Vilcashuaman in the Ayacucho Andes to Pisco on the coast south of Lima, according […]

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Peru’s Congress Votes to End Re-Election for Regional, Municipal Officials

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Peru’s Congress Votes to End Re-Election for Regional, Municipal Officials

In the first of two votes, Peru’s Congress approved legislation that would prohibit the immediate re-election of regional presidents and mayors, a move that supporters believe is necessary to curb corruption. Congress voted 97 in favor, zero against, with 10 absentees, RPP Noticias reported. Congressman Mauricio Mulder of the opposition Apra […]

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International Analysis — Portrait of a Foreign Fighter

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Op-Ed by Kjell Anderson — The Mark News Acts of great evil such as terrorism and genocide are so horrifying as to seem entirely incomprehensible. What kinds of people commit such acts? The answer to this question is as simple as it is disquieting: people more like us than we would […]

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Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

October 23, 2014 1:51 am0 comments
Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

Architects from the Ministry of Culture and experts in Lima’s municipal real estate and historical conservation institutions are working closely to draft an emergency restoration plan for a building in downtown Lima that was severely damaged by fire last week. Five people were injured in the fire, and 105 have […]

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