Archive for February, 2015

Peru Weather Report: Summer Rains and Temperatures Rise

Increased flooding and landslides have been reported in the Andean highlands and cloud forest areas throughout the length of the country, blocking transport on the roads and highways. Rains in the dry coastal desert region of Ica have weakened the flat roofs of houses in the villages of Molletambo and […]

International Analysis: Sexual Violence in Conflict: Punish the Perpetrators, Not the Victims

Op-Ed by Zainab Hawa Bangura — The Mark News — “It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflicts.” — Major General Patrick Cammaert, former UN peacekeeping commander While wars are devastating for all civilians, women and girls are confronted with specific threats because of […]

Human Rights 2.0 – Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

Op-Ed by Harald Braun — The Mark News —  A few months ago, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In November 1989, peaceful demonstrators not only overcame the decades-long artificial divide of Germany, but also put an end to an oppressive regime infamous for […]

Peru Implements No-Fly Zone in Cocaine Region

Peru Implements No-Fly Zone in Cocaine Region

Peru’s government has created a no-fly zone in the country’s top coca-producing region, according to the head of Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida, in its latest effort to curb cocaine production. Alberto Otarola said in a press conference Wednesday that the no-fly zone will encompass the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys, […]