Archive for June, 2014

Humala Replaces Three Cabinet Members

Humala Replaces Three Cabinet Members

President Ollanta Humala replaced three ministers on Monday, including the appointment of his sixth Interior minister since he took office in July 2011. Career diplomat Gonzalo Gutierrez replaces Eda Rivas at the Foreign Relations ministry, and economist Jose Gallardo is to head Transport & Communications, succeeding Carlos Paredes, one of the […]

Qapaq Ñan: Inca Road Network listed as World Heritage Site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has incorporated an extensive Inca road network — the Qapaq Ñan— into its World Heritage List.  Selected for the social, political, architectural and engineering achievements of the network, the Qapaq Ñan is South America’s first serial property, crossing six countries across the continent The Andean road […]

International Analysis: Nigerian Security in the Face of Boko Haram

By Robin Renee Sanders — The Mark News — Current Nigerian security services have never experienced anything like what they are facing with Boko Haram. They are not equipped for the asymmetrical warfare that is taking place. Weaknesses in the existing security structures are becoming more evident as the security […]

Govt Seeks to Attract Investment, Package Includes Curtailing Environment Ministry

President Ollanta Humala said Thursday that the good economic conditions that have benefited Peru’s economy during the past decade are over, according to daily El Comercio. Humala’s comments came when he was presenting legislation aimed at simplifying the permitting and tax codes in order to facilitate investment in the Andean […]