Archive for July, 2013

Inca Ice Maiden mummy tests false-positive for cocaine

Inca Ice Maiden mummy tests false-positive for cocaine

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Did you read how scientists have determined that a 13-year-old girl selected for Inca ritual sacrifice 500 years ago was plied with massive amounts of alcohol and cocaine for up to a year before her death? At least a dozen news outlets […]

Peru Signs Deals with Communities to Prevent Coca Cultivation

Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida has reached agreements with a number of rural communities to stop the cultivation of coca, part of a broader strategy to curb the country’s expanding cocaine output. The agreements have been signed with communities in Huanuco after officials have gone in to eradicate illegal coca plantations. Coca, […]

Peru’s Increased Crime Linked to Expanding Economy – Minister

Peru’s Increased Crime Linked to Expanding Economy – Minister

Increased crime in Peru could be a product of the country’s red-hot economic growth during the past decade, according to Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza. “The growth of crime is an international phenomenon, mainly in those countries that have had clear economic growth,” Pedraza was reported saying by daily El Comercio. […]

International Analysis: An Elusive Peace

The Mark News ≈ By Mustafa Barghouti ≈ The biggest obstacle to a settlement between Israelis and Palestinians today can be summed up very simply: Israel’s unwillingness to work for peace. It is benefiting materially and financially from its occupation of Palestinian territories, and it’s getting away with it because […]