Archive for January, 2014

New Marches Held Against Minas Conga Project

Opponents of a multi-billion dollar mining project in northern Peru held another march on Friday to reiterate their criticism of the project. Newspaper El Comercio reported that some 500 people marched through the city of Cajamarca to oppose the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project. Police said the […]

Chile Says Peru Border Dispute Ruling to be Implemented Gradually

Chile Says Peru Border Dispute Ruling to be Implemented Gradually

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said that the implementation of a ruling about a maritime border dispute with Peru will be a gradual process, daily El Comercio reported. Piñera said that the immediate implementation of a ruling to determine the ownership of fishing-rich waters in the Pacific Ocean “isn’t possible to […]

International Analysis: Making Sochi the “Terrorism Games”

By Mark Galeotti —The Mark News — What is the price of security? Three billion U.S. dollars, it seems, as far as the Russians are concerned. Even in the midst of an economic slowdown, they have committed unparalleled resources to protect the Sochi Winter Olympics from jihadist terrorists, who largely hail […]

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Does a Creole precursor to the ‘Original Pisco Sour’ recipe ruin a nostalgic narrative, or simply add a level of complexity to a great tale of expat American ingenuity? In little more than a week, people across Peru will be mixing […]