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One Person Dies as Protesters Try to Take Cusco Airport

December 17, 2014 9:53 pm0 comments

One person died on Tuesday when protesters in Peru’s southern Andean region tried to take over the Cusco airport, which is the key access point for most tourists visiting the Spanish colonial city and the nearby Machu Picchu citadel. A 35-year-old man died when some 3,000 residents from the town of Calca marched […]

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Peru GDP Seen Up 4.8% in 2015 — Lima Business Group

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Peru’s economy will grow by almost 5% next year, the Lima Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday, pointing to improved outlook for the mining and manufacturing industries. “Next year, we hope that the mining and manufacturing sectors recover their growth dynamic to grow at rates of 5.1% and 4.7%, respectively,” the business […]

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International Analysis: Regime Change in Burkina Faso

December 16, 2014 1:22 pm0 comments

Op-Ed by Herman J. Cohen — The Mark News A political upheaval in the West African country of Burkina Faso from October 29–31, 2014 resulted in the premature departure of President Blaise Compaoré, who had been head of state since 1987. More than a hundred thousand protesters took to the […]

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Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

December 12, 2014 7:58 pm0 comments
Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

United States Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations climate talks that wrap up in Lima on Friday, urging all countries – big and small – to tackle climate change. In his speech at the venue, Kerry addressed one of the main divides between […]

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International Analysis: The Tortured Roots of Sectarian Violence

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Op-Ed by Rick Brennan – The Mark News Since June 2014, the world has watched as sectarian violence has engulfed Syria and Iraq. More alarming, perhaps, are news reports that suggest a new and more deadly wave of terrorism is spreading throughout the Middle East, East Asia, and beyond. This […]

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Greenpeace Director in Lima to Apologize for Nazca Lines Stunt

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Greenpeace Director in Lima to Apologize for Nazca Lines Stunt

  President Ollanta Humala lashed out yesterday at Greenpeace, saying that their recent stunt at the Nazca Lines to raise awareness for clean energy showed a “lack of respect.” “We have been able to appreciate two messages, one explicit but there was another bigger implicit one,” Humala said, according to […]

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