Archive for October, 2014

Ibero-American Meeting on Security and Defense

Ibero-American Meeting on Security and Defense

Drug traffic, organized crime and youth gangs are the key security threats faced by Latin America, according to Miguel Requena, director of Spain’s General Gutierrez Mellado University Institute. Requena is in Lima for the 8th Ibero-American Week on Peace, Security and Defense, organized by the Spanish institution and Peru’s Secretariat […]

The Man Who Got Abimael Guzman Goes to Prison

The Man Who Got Abimael Guzman Goes to Prison

 Benedicto Jimenez, a police detective who became famous two decades ago with the capture of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman, was sent yesterday to the maximum security prison of Piedras Gordas in north Lima, following his arrest in Arequipa on the weekend.  He is being held in a protected section, […]

International Analysis: Politics of the Peace Prize

Op-Ed by Geir Lundestad,  Director of the Norweigan Nobel Institute — The Mark News — The Nobel Peace Prize has frequently been called “the world’s most prestigious prize.” Some have nevertheless criticized it for being too political. The prize is indeed political in the sense that it deals with important […]

Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

The publisher of Peru’s La Republica newspaper, Gustavo Mohme Seminario, was elected president of the Inter-American Press Association, during the association’s 70th general assembly, held this year in Chile. Mohme is to lead the regional press advocacy group in the 2014 to 2015 period, La Republica reported.  He served as vice-president in the past […]