Archive for December, 2013

Ayacucho Seeks to Preserve Site of Atrocities Committed During Conflict

Ayacucho Seeks to Preserve Site of Atrocities Committed During Conflict

The regional government of Ayacucho has declared an area known as La Hoyada as a conservation zone, in memory of more than 100 people who were tortured and killed there during the internal conflict between the Peruvian state and leftist Shining Path rebels. The measure is the first step in preserving […]

Unique Chachapoyas Sarcophagi Discovered in Amazonas

Unique Chachapoyas Sarcophagi Discovered in Amazonas

Archaeologists are looking at the possible need for a new museum in the Amazonas region, following the discovery of 35 sarcophagi belonging to the Chachapoyas culture, according to daily Peru.21. The discovery was made in July, with the help of a high-powered camera lens, and confirmed in September when archaeologists […]

International Analysis: The Purposes of Inclusion

By Nandan Nilekani — Op-Ed for The Mark News — The Indian economy has seen rapid growth in the past decade. Simultaneously, there has been an increased focus on the welfare of the marginalized sections of Indian society and, as a result, the government has spent more money on entitlements […]

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

“Following the aforesaid marriage the said President Leguia on many occasions attempted to induce the plaintiff to become a citizen of Peru and to accept a governmental position at a high salary, which the plaintiff at all times refused to do; that the plaintiff was at all times in fear of his life, and he was familiar with various incidents of the sudden disappearance of enemies of Leguia who were never again heard from…”