Archive for July, 2014

Finance Minister Castilla Denies Criticism of ‘Populist’ Measures

Finance Minister Castilla Denies Criticism of ‘Populist’ Measures

Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla defended the government’s plans to raise public spending at a time of slower economic growth, waving away criticism from opposition politicians that it is a “populist” move. “This is a vision of a government that will last five years and the policies that the President […]

Peru Recalls Ambassador from Israel for Consultation

Peru has recalled its ambassador to Israel, Jose Salinas, for consultation in Lima on the renewed military operations in the Middle East. In a statement issued yesterday, the Foreign Relations Ministry said “Peru has followed recent developments in the Middle East with extreme concern and deeply laments the breaking of the cease […]

Gaston Re-Opens Talk about 2016 Run for President

Gaston Re-Opens Talk about 2016 Run for President

Celebrity chef Gaston Acurio has apparently re-opened the door to a possible run for Peru’s highest elected office, according to local media reports. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Gaston was reported saying that if he ran for office one day it would be in part due to […]

International Analysis: A Bright Future for Indonesia

Op-Ed by Novi Anggriani — The Mark News— On July 22, 2014, Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election. The election process was phenomenally successful. Indonesians have been waiting for a leader who can effect positive change for their country, and they have put their hope in […]