Archive for December, 2013

New Oil Spill Reported in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

New Oil Spill Reported in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

A pipeline that transports oil out of Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve ruptured recently, spilling crude into the country’s largest protected area, a biologically-diverse hotspot, according to an indigenous organization. The spill occurred between Km. 7 and 8 of the pipeline that transports crude from Block 8x, which is operated […]

International Analysis: The Will to Enforce Anti-Doping

Op-Ed by Richard W. Pound —The Mark News — With the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia quickly approaching, stakeholders in sport have yet again expressed their concern with the usage of performance-enhancing drugs in the Games. Former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency Richard Pound argues that these stakeholders must […]

Peru Buys Russian Helicopters to Fight Drug Traffickers, Rebels

Peru is to buy 24 MI-171 helicopters from Russia to use to battle drug traffickers and a splinter group of Shining Path rebels in the Amazon jungle region. The agreement was reached by Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano and Russian Federation officials.  The government said that the first shipment of helicopters […]

Congressional Committee Says Garcia Committed ‘Constitutional Infraction’

Congressional Committee Says Garcia Committed ‘Constitutional Infraction’

A special congressional committee investigating former President Alan Garcia’s administration said Garcia acted in violation of the Constitution when he pardoned prisoners during his presidency convicted of drug trafficking. The committee, known as the Megacommission, has been investigating allegations of corruption in Garcia’s 2006-2011 administration (his first presidential term was […]