Archive for June, 2015

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

After 30 years, President Ollanta Humala announced the end of a state-of-emergency in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley, once the country’s top coca-growing region and home to Shining Path rebels. “We’ve made the decision to give a pleasant surprise to the Upper Huallaga,” Humala said, according to RPP Noticias. “We are lifting […]

The Cycle of Dependency: When Helping Does More Harm Than Good

 Ope-Ed by Leah Pauline — The Mark News —  Ever since colonization, the people of Uganda have become accustomed to foreigners coming in with a savior mentality, pushing initiatives that, despite good intentions, may not help the locals solve their real problems. This reliance has created a cycle of dependency […]

Chile Defeats Peru in Copa America Semi-Final

Chile Defeats Peru in Copa America Semi-Final

Peru exited the Copa America soccer tournament on Monday after an unexpected run, defeated by long-time rivals Chile in the semi-finals. With a man short for much of the 90 minutes, Peru lost two-one to host country Chile at the National Stadium in Santiago. Chile will now go on to face […]

Peru Captain Pizarro Uses Quechua at Copa America

Peru has lost its chances in the Copa America but the team’s long-time captain and Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro has gained recognition for another reason: his use of Quechua on social media. In an ironic twist to his surname from Spanish conquistadors, the soccer captain was recognized this past week by […]