Archive for August, 2014

Gaston to Leave Flagship Astrid & Gaston Restaurant for New Ventures

Gaston to Leave Flagship Astrid & Gaston Restaurant for New Ventures

Celebrity chef Gaston Acurio has announced that he will be retiring from managing his flagship restaurant, Astrid y Gaston. Gaston, a 46-year-old chef, founded the Lima restaurant two decades ago with his wife, German-born Astrid Gutsche, a pastry chef and chocolatier. Astrid y Gaston ranks not only as one of the […]

Humala’s Cabinet Squeeks By With Deciding Vote

Humala’s Cabinet Squeeks By With Deciding Vote

Peru’s Congress narrowly voted in favor of President Ollanta Humala’s new cabinet on Tuesday, as political opponents continue to call for the resignation of some key ministers. In the third Congressional vote since last week, lawmakers approved the cabinet, led by Premier Ana Jara, with 55 votes in favor, 54 […]

Enrique Zileri, Caretas Magazine Publisher, Dies at 83

Enrique Zileri, Caretas Magazine Publisher, Dies at 83

Enrique Zileri, publisher and long-time editor of Peru’s leading news magazine Caretas, passed away early Monday.  A well-known defender of press freedom and a tireless investigator of corruption, he was 83 years old. Zileri led Caretas, which was co-founded by his mother Doris Gibson with Francisco Igartua in 1950, over several decades.  The […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Media

International Analysis: Hard Times Ahead for Iraq’s Yazidis

Op-Ed by Christine Allison — The Mark News— In Nineveh Province, in northern Iraq, an extinction event unfolds. The delicate latticework of religious communities that have co-existed for centuries has been smashed by the bludgeon of the Islamic State, which unexpectedly took Mosul in June, and in August opened battle […]