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International Analysis — Controlling Brazil’s Amazonian Deforestation

October 21, 2014 11:01 am0 comments

Op-Ed by Philip Fearnside — The Mark News  Brazil’s Amazonian deforestation declined dramatically from 2004 to2012, and many have been quick to claim credit for the improvement. The Brazilian government has repeatedly claimed that the change is thanks to inspections and fines for illegal clearing, and soy multinationals claim their […]

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Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

October 20, 2014 9:38 pm0 comments
Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organization, has elected former Peruvian prosecutor Jose Ugaz as the group’s new chair. Ugaz headed the Transparency’s Peru chapter and as a state prosecutor successfully tried hundreds of corrupt officials. He is best known for his role in the corruption case against President Alberto Fujimori, who is […]

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Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

October 17, 2014 12:34 pm0 comments
Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

Peru’s government says that the country’s Andean glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since the 1970s, state news agency Andina reported. Judith Torres, a specialist on glaciers at Peru’s National Water Authority, ANA, said the government needs to adopt preventative measures in the face of natural disasters and to […]

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Peru Rules Out Lower Taxes, Subsidies to Support Economy

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Peru Rules Out Lower Taxes, Subsidies to Support Economy

Peru’s government said it does not plan to reduce taxes or provide subsidies to some businesses as an alternative to boost the economy, daily Peru.21 reported. “We’ve ruled out a plan for subsidies or a reduction of taxes because we need to be very careful,” Production Minister Piero Ghezzi said. “If […]

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International Analysis: The Other Nobel Winners

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Op-Ed by Bede Sheppard — The Mark News They’re going to need an extra-big stage in Oslo this year. When Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai pick up their Nobel Peace Prizes, there are going to be a lot of other winners standing alongside them. About 2.2 billion, in fact. You […]

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Cable Cars to Kuelap — Peru Signs Concession Project

October 16, 2014 11:27 am0 comments
Cable Cars to Kuelap — Peru Signs Concession Project

Peru’s government signed on Wednesday a 20-year concession to build and operate a cable car system to reach the Kuelap archaeological site in the cloud forest of northern Amazonas region. The cable car is to make it easier for tourists to visit Kuelap, a large fortress at the top of a mountain ridge. […]

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