Archive for June, 2014

Forensic Team Investigates Ashaninka Grave in Pangoa

A forensic team has begun investigations at a common grave in the mountainous tropical forest of Pangoa, Satipo, where neighbors say eight people were buried in March 1990, killed in a dawn battle between Shining Path rebels and the military. The grave is on the Batanyacu farm near the village of […]

Peru Maintains Goal of Reducing Poverty As Growth Slows

Peru is maintaining its target of reducing the rate of poverty to 20 percent by 2016 despite a recent slowdown in the economy, according to a high-level government official said quoted in daily Gestion. Paola Bustamante, the minister of Social Development and Inclusion (Midis), said that the government expects to meet that target […]

New Interior Minister Promises Full-Scale Fight Against Crime

New Interior Minister Promises Full-Scale Fight Against Crime

The new Interior minister said Tuesday that he would lead a full-scale attack on crime in Peru, which remains one of the main concerns among residents in the Andean country. Daniel Urresti, a retired military general, was appointed Interior Minister by President Ollanta Humala late Monday in a small cabinet […]

International Analysis: Palestine-Israel Security, A Costly Partnership

By Steve Hibbard — for The Mark News — Palestinian reconciliation:  Positive, but security cooperation with Israel has costs. The Palestinian government that was sworn in on June 2, subsequent to the Fatah–Hamas unity agreement that was signed in April, represents a significant victory for President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian […]