Archive for May, 2014

International Analysis: LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drugs

By John Collins and Michael Cox — The Mark News — The global “war on drugs” has created health epidemics, enormous violence, and appalling levels of mass incarceration. Meanwhile, it has achieved none of its stated goals. In fact, over the past few decades, the prices of illicit drugs have […]

Humala Calls on Miners to Support Diversified Economy

Humala Calls on Miners to Support Diversified Economy

President Ollanta Humala said that mining companies should help Peru reduce its dependency on metal prices, according to daily Gestion. Humala’s speech, which was read by Mines and Energy Minister Eleodoro Mayorga during the 11th International Gold and Silver Symposium held this week in Lima, called for mining companies to […]

Toledo’s Mother-in-Law Charged with Money Laundering

Toledo’s Mother-in-Law Charged with Money Laundering

A public prosecutor has issued charges against the Belgian mother-in-law of former President Alejandro Toledo, over allegations of money laundering in connection to expensive real-estate purchases, according to daily El Comercio. Prosecutor Elizabeth Parco also filed charges against David Eskenazi, who was the legal representative for Toledo’s mother-in-law, Eva Fernenburg. […]

International Analysis: Regional and Global Impacts of Asian Pollution

By Yuang Wang — The Mark News —  In the last 30 years, with a quasi-exponential growth in industrialization, population, and urbanization, many Asian countries have experienced deteriorating air quality and a dramatic increase in anthropogenic emissions of aerosol in the atmosphere. Enormous manufacturing, industrial, and power plants, as well […]