Archive for March, 2015

International Analysis: Russia, Repression And The Rule of Law

Op-Ed by William Pomeranz and Kathleen Smith — The Mark News —  Any battle between the Russian state and its political opponents has always been an unequal contest, since the state brings an overwhelming superiority to such confrontations. This disparity is as true today as it was during the Soviet […]

Prosecutor Seeks 25 Year Prison Sentence for Former Interior Minister Urresti

Prosecutor Seeks 25 Year Prison Sentence for Former Interior Minister Urresti

A state prosecutor has requested a 25-year prison sentence for Daniel Urresti, until recently Interior minister, for his alleged role in the murder of a journalist over 25 years ago in Ayacucho, local media reported. Urresti, a former army general and highly popular as Interior minister, is accused of being on the […]

At 22%, Humala has Latin America’s Lowest Approval Rating

At 22%, Humala has Latin America’s Lowest Approval Rating

President Ollanta Humala’s dwindling support has made him the least popular leader in Latin America, even behind his counterparts in Venezuela and Argentina, according to polls compiled by the Mexican daily El Economista and published in Peruvian daily El Comercio. Humala’s latest approval rating, at 22%, according to the latest poll […]