Archive for February, 2014

Cornejo Swears in as Premier, as Villanueva Steps Down

Cornejo Swears in as Premier, as Villanueva Steps Down

Peruvian Premier Cesar Villanueva stepped down on Monday following a public dispute with the Finance Minister and the First Lady over government plans for raising the minimum wage. Villanueva, who had only been in office for four months, was replaced by Rene Cornejo, who has served since 2011 as President […]

International Analysis: Al Qaeda has Expelled its Affiliate in Syria and Iraq—Now What?

By Brian Michael Jenkins  — The Mark News — Faced with open defiance from the leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria and Iraq, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri publicly expelled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), suspending its franchise and stripping it of its status as […]

Peru Mining Exports Fall Over 12 Percent in 2013

Peru’s mining exports capped off a difficult year with a more than 12 percent decline in the value of shipments abroad in 2013, according to the National Mining, Oil and Energy Society. The industry group, SNMPE, said that exports totaled $23 billion in 2013, down from $26.3 billion the previous […]

Gold Smuggling to Be Detected at Peru Airports

Gold Smuggling to Be Detected at Peru Airports

Peru’s government has installed equipment in several of the country’s airports, aimed at preventing passengers from smuggling out illegally-mined gold, state news agency Andina reported. The high commissioner in charge of formalizing the mining industry, Daniel Urresti, said that smuggling gold powder and bars hidden in suitcases is one of […]