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Peru Deputy Minister Sees Junior Miners Recovering

February 19, 2015 12:07 pm0 comments
Peru Deputy Minister Sees Junior Miners Recovering

Peru’s Deputy Mines Minister, Guillermo Shinno, said Tuesday that he hopes junior mining companies will see a rebound this year, after struggling to survive due to low metal prices. Junior miners are central to the mining sector and development of new projects, in their role as prospectors, finding mineral-rich deposits and […]

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Peru’s Economy Slows to 2.35% in 2014

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The sharp decline in metal prices led Peru to post its weakest annual economic growth in five years in 2014, raising concerns that the once red-hot economy could even enter into a recession. On Monday, the national statistics institute, INEI, said that Peru’s economy grew just 2.35% in 2014, down […]

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Humala Government Denies Recent Ties to Lobbyist

February 16, 2015 12:16 pm0 comments
Humala Government Denies Recent Ties to Lobbyist

The Presidency issued a statement this weekend “categorically” denying that “any meetings were held in 2011 or any years after that,” with Martin Belaunde Lossio, a lobbyist who is under investigation for alleged involvement in a major corruption ring. Belaunde worked closely in President Humala’s first —unsuccessful— campaign in 2006, and […]

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Peru Weather Report: Summer Rains and Temperatures Rise

February 13, 2015 1:12 pmComments Off

Increased flooding and landslides have been reported in the Andean highlands and cloud forest areas throughout the length of the country, blocking transport on the roads and highways. Rains in the dry coastal desert region of Ica have weakened the flat roofs of houses in the villages of Molletambo and […]

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International Analysis: Sexual Violence in Conflict: Punish the Perpetrators, Not the Victims

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Op-Ed by Zainab Hawa Bangura — The Mark News — “It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflicts.” — Major General Patrick Cammaert, former UN peacekeeping commander While wars are devastating for all civilians, women and girls are confronted with specific threats because of […]

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Human Rights 2.0 – Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

February 10, 2015 9:06 amComments Off

Op-Ed by Harald Braun — The Mark News —  A few months ago, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In November 1989, peaceful demonstrators not only overcame the decades-long artificial divide of Germany, but also put an end to an oppressive regime infamous for […]

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