Archive for December, 2014

Sol Continues to Weaken, Approaches 3.00 Per US Dollar

Peru’s sol currency continued to depreciate after the Christmas holidays, trading at its weakest rate against the US dollar in more than five years, daily Gestion reported. The sol approached 3.0 per US dollar, and closed Monday’s trading session at 2.99, thanks to an intervention from the Central Reserve Bank. […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Business
New Round of Protests Take Off Against Youth Labor Law

New Round of Protests Take Off Against Youth Labor Law

Opponents of a new youth labor law took to the streets again on Monday, a third time that students and others have protested the legislation. Newspaper Peru.21 reported that hundreds of young people gathered in downtown Lima’s Plaza San Martin to protest against the youth labor law, which has faced […]

Peru Eradication Prevents Production of 250 Tons of Cocaine – Official

Peru Eradication Prevents Production of 250 Tons of Cocaine – Official

Peru’s government eradicated a record 31,205 hectares of coca crops in 2014, government officials say, helping the Andean country to stem the production of almost 250 tons of cocaine. Juan Zarate, the head of Corah, the government agency that carries out the eradication program, said that coca crops were forcefully […]

International Analysis: The Psychology of Torture

Op-Ed by Nadine Kaslow —The Mark News Like most Americans, I was appalled as I read the recent U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the C.I.A.’s treatment of detainees in the war on terror. As the 2014 president of the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) —the nation’s largest association of psychologists — I was […]