Articles by: Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Finance Minister Castilla Denies Criticism of ‘Populist’ Measures

July 30, 2014 12:05 pm0 comments
Finance Minister Castilla Denies Criticism of ‘Populist’ Measures

Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla defended the government’s plans to raise public spending at a time of slower economic growth, waving away criticism from opposition politicians that it is a “populist” move. “This is a vision of a government that will last five years and the policies that the President […]

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Peru Recalls Ambassador from Israel for Consultation

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Peru has recalled its ambassador to Israel, Jose Salinas, for consultation in Lima on the renewed military operations in the Middle East. In a statement issued yesterday, the Foreign Relations Ministry said “Peru has followed recent developments in the Middle East with extreme concern and deeply laments the breaking of the cease […]

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Gaston Re-Opens Talk about 2016 Run for President

July 29, 2014 3:41 pm0 comments
Gaston Re-Opens Talk about 2016 Run for President

Celebrity chef Gaston Acurio has apparently re-opened the door to a possible run for Peru’s highest elected office, according to local media reports. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Gaston was reported saying that if he ran for office one day it would be in part due to […]

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International Analysis: A Bright Future for Indonesia

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Op-Ed by Novi Anggriani — The Mark News— On July 22, 2014, Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election. The election process was phenomenally successful. Indonesians have been waiting for a leader who can effect positive change for their country, and they have put their hope in […]

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Spy Chief Montesinos’ Luxury Jewelry on the Auction Block

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Spy Chief Montesinos’ Luxury Jewelry on the Auction Block

Peru’s government is to auction off over 150 pieces of jewelry, including expensive watches, once owned by jailed ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. The National Institute for Seized Goods, Conabi, said it would hold the auction on August 18 and August 19, daily Peru.21 reported. The government hopes to raise over $1 million in […]

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International Analysis: Migrant Workers’ Lack of Social Insurance is China’s Next “Pollution”

July 25, 2014 1:35 pm1 comment

By Li Qiang – Op-Ed — The Mark News — Established in 1989, the Shenzhen Baode Toy Factory is a typical export-oriented supplier factory. In August 2013, workers went on strike at the plant, protesting unpaid or underpaid social insurance. Subsequently, the workforce at Baode fell from about 3,000 to 1,000 […]

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