Archive for July, 2014

Spy Chief Montesinos’ Luxury Jewelry on the Auction Block

Spy Chief Montesinos’ Luxury Jewelry on the Auction Block

Peru’s government is to auction off over 150 pieces of jewelry, including expensive watches, once owned by jailed ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. The National Institute for Seized Goods, Conabi, said it would hold the auction on August 18 and August 19, daily Peru.21 reported. The government hopes to raise over $1 million in […]

International Analysis: Migrant Workers’ Lack of Social Insurance is China’s Next “Pollution”

By Li Qiang – Op-Ed — The Mark News — Established in 1989, the Shenzhen Baode Toy Factory is a typical export-oriented supplier factory. In August 2013, workers went on strike at the plant, protesting unpaid or underpaid social insurance. Subsequently, the workforce at Baode fell from about 3,000 to 1,000 […]

Lima’s Rapid Transit System Completes Line 1

Lima’s Rapid Transit System Completes Line 1

Lima’s rapid transit system has added an extra 12 km to Line 1 of its electric train route, beginning the new service this Friday from Av. Grau in downtown Lima along 10 new stations to San Juan de Lurigancho. The electric Metro system starts in Lima’s southern cone, in Villa […]

Loreto’s Regional President Turns Himself In to Police

Loreto’s Regional President Turns Himself In to Police

The regional president of Peru’s Loreto region, Yvan Vasquez, has turned himself over to police, after going into hiding for almost a week when a court order was issued for his arrest. Vasquez showed up at a political rally in Iquitos, the capital of Loreto, where he went into police […]