Archive for May, 2015

Global Soccer Scandal to Have Repercussions in Peru – Anti-Corruption Official

Global Soccer Scandal to Have Repercussions in Peru – Anti-Corruption Official

A corruption scandal that has roiled soccer’s governing body, FIFA, will likely have repercussions in Peru, according to the superintendent of the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit, Sergio Espinosa. This week, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced charges against 14 current and former executives from the top soccer organization, known as […]

Fugitive Belaunde flown into Lima from Bolivia

Fugitive Belaunde flown into Lima from Bolivia

Martín Belaunde Lossio, under investigation as a lead player in the country’s largest-known corruption network in the Ancash region, was flown into Lima this morning from the border town of Desaguadero, where Bolivia’s President Evo Morales personally handed him over to Peru’s Minister of Interior, Jose Perez Guadalupe. He is being held […]

The French initiative on Palestine: posturing, or trying to break the deadlock?

Op-Ed by Joseph Bahout — The Mark News — Of all contemporary conflicts, the Israeli–Palestinian one is probably the most enduring and resistant to any resolution attempt. The conflict, more than a century old, started well before World War I and weighed heavily on international relations in a heated and dangerous […]

Police and Military Brace for Anti-Mine Protests in Southern Peru

Police and Military Brace for Anti-Mine Protests in Southern Peru

More than 3,000 police are on alert in southern Peru, to face a macro-regional strike called for May 27 and 28 in support of the protests against the Tia Maria copper mine project. Military troops and police are on alert in the province of Islay, the center of the protests. […]