Articles by: Ellie Griffis

National Plan Implements Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Conflict

National Plan Implements Search for Persons Missing in 1980-2000 Conflict

A national plan has been approved to implement  the Search for Missing Persons  Law, which was enacted in June this year during President Humala’s administration. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights published the plan on Dec. 25.   The law, No. 30470, governs the process for gathering information and identifying the  bodies […]

by · December 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Human Rights, Law & Justice
Navy Training Ship “Union” Sets Sail from Callao

Navy Training Ship “Union” Sets Sail from Callao

The Peruvian Navy’s training ship Union set sail on its maiden voyage July 27, leaving Callao for the ports of Guayaquil, Cartagena, San Juan, Miami, Veracruz and Balboa. The four-masted full rigged barque, launched in December, has been on the Navy’s wish list for well over a century. Its bronze […]

by · July 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, Politics

Tambo Valley Farmers Renew Tia Maria Mine Protests

Farmers from the Tambo Valley in Arequipa have begun protest marches again to reject the government’s continued support of the Tia Maria copper project above the Tambo River basin. The renewal of the protests follows statements by the minister of Energy and Mines, Rosa Maria Ortiz, on the government’s optimism […]

by · August 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Business, Mining, Politics, Provinces

What’s in a Name? Somalia ‘s Al Shabab Memo Jeopardizes Journalists

Op-Ed by Hassan Gesey — The Mark News —  More than 50 journalists have been killed in Somalia since the civil war started in 1990. It is the most dangerous place for journalists to operate in Africa. The jihadist terrorist group Al Shabab attacks military and civilian targets and routinely […]