Archive for June, 2015

Feelings of Insecurity Jump in Lima – Poll

Feelings of Insecurity Jump in Lima – Poll

Three men killed in Callao in a suspected hit killing, five alleged thieves shot dead by police in a chase in east Lima, and yet another explosive lobbed at a school in San Juan de Lurigancho as part of an extortion racket — all this past weekend — only helped […]

Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet Meets at Lake Titicaca

Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet Meets at Lake Titicaca

Presidents Ollanta Humala and Evo Morales met in Puno on Monday to kick off the first Peru-Bolivia binational cabinet session, an instrument for closer cooperation in common development issues. The four major themes on the agenda are environment and water resources, security and defense, economic development, social issues and institutions, and infrastructure […]

Congress Grants Government 90 Days for Legislative Powers

Congress Grants Government 90 Days for Legislative Powers

Premier Pedro Cateriano and his cabinet are drawing up a series of bills  to boost the economy and to crack down on crime, following Congress’ approval to allow the Executive special legislative powers for 90 days. Congress is allowing the Executive 90 days, as opposed to the 120 days requested, to write […]

Cairo To Cape Town: New Free Trade ‘Super Bloc’

Op-Ed by Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni — The Mark News — A major trade deal signed in June 2015 is about to remake Africa. Dubbed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), the 26-nation market created by this deal will liberalize intra-Africa trade, foster cross-border infrastructure investment, and stimulate industrial diversification. […]