Archive for March, 2014

School Food Supplier Sued for Negligence, 50 children Ill

The government has cancelled a contract with a school food supplier this week, after some 50 children and 10 teachers became ill from their breakfast rations served at at a school in the hamlet of Pacaran, 250 km south of Lima in Cañete province.  All but three children have now been […]

Peru Repatriates More than 8,000 Pieces of Cultural Heritage Since 2007

Peru Repatriates More than 8,000 Pieces of Cultural Heritage Since 2007

Peru’s government has repatriated over 8,000 pieces of cultural heritage over the past seven years, which had been smuggled out of the Andean country and sold on the black market, state news agency Andina reported. Blanca Alva, head of the department in charge of protecting cultural heritage, said that the […]

International Analysis: An Afghanistan Reset

 By Jennifer Murtazashvili — The Mark News — On April 5, the people of Afghanistan will go to the polls to select a new president. If this transition of power from President Hamid Karzai to his successor goes forward uneventfully, it will represent the first democratic transition of power in […]

Informal Miners Take to Streets to Pressure Government

Informal miners took to the streets this week across Peru to pressure the government to extend a deadline for regulating their activities. Today for the second day in Lima, helmet-wearing miners marched to Congress, blocking traffic on one of downtown’s main streets. In the southern highlands of Juliaca, some 2,000 […]