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International Analysis: Potential Traps on the Path to U.S.–Cuba Normalization

January 23, 2015 11:49 am0 comments

Op-Ed by Mark Entwistle — The Mark News — On December 17, 2014, presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro made history by each taking a bold and politically brave step: They agreed to begin the process of normalizing relations between their two countries. American and Cuban negotiators met secretly on […]

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Sol Must Be Lower to Face World Financial Whirlwind 

January 22, 2015 1:12 pm3 comments
Sol Must Be Lower to Face World Financial Whirlwind 

By Nicholas Asheshov— The world’s finances are barreling along a rollercoaster, the most serious since the 2008 sub-prime collapse.   The ride is twisting, gathering speed with not just the Russians and the usual suspects aboard but, as of last week, the Swiss, too.   The Swiss jumped on, followed by the equally […]

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Fugitive Businessman Arrested in Bolivia

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Fugitive Businessman Arrested in Bolivia

Bolivian officials have arrested a Peruvian businessman with close ties to President Ollanta Humala and his governing Nationalist Party, according to news reports. Martin Belaunde Lossio, a former adviser to Humala and a go-to for many private business and government officials , was detained just outside Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, […]

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Police Intelligence Officials Reported Spying on Vice President

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Police Intelligence Officials Reported Spying on Vice President

A split within President Ollanta Humala’s government emerged this week, as news reports said that police intelligence agents were spying on the country’s vice president. The news of spying on Vice President Marisol Espinoza has created a backlash, forcing President Ollanta Humala and his Prime Minister, Ana Jara, to address […]

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Peru’s Economy Hit by Falling Copper Prices as Growth Disappoints

January 20, 2015 10:59 am0 comments

Peru’s economy had a tough time last week, hit by the release of data showing a sharp decline in growth in November, which came only a day after a global sell-off of copper that sent the price of the country’s biggest export earner tumbling. The National Statistics Agency, INEI, said […]

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International Analysis: Imagining A World Without Violence

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Op-Ed by Etienne Krug — The Mark News— Imagine a threat that endangers the lives of well over a billion people. Even when it does not kill you, it may leave you with physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. You may be more prone to depression, anxiety, and […]

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