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Former Lima Mayor Given Security After Two Muggings

January 23, 2015 1:58 pm0 comments
Former Lima Mayor Given Security After Two Muggings

The Ministry of Interior today assigned a personal security detail for Lima’s former mayor, Susana Villarán, following two muggings in the past two weeks. Last night, Villaran was just leaving her office in a taxi that she had called for when a car intercepted the taxi and two men got […]

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The Women at My Gate

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The Women at My Gate

By Eleanor Griffis — When I closed up my office and started to work from home, I discovered a whole world operating outside my gate that I rarely came across otherwise. There are the monthly cries by the old knife sharpener and his foot-powered whetting stone, the sounds every June […]

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

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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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