Archive for July, 2015

President Humala Begins Final Year

President Humala Begins Final Year

President Ollanta Humala closed Independence Day events today by attending a Thanksgiving service organized by the Evangelical Christian Churches of Peru, accompanied by First Lady Nadine Heredia and his cabinet as well as diplomats and local authorities. The service has been held every year since 2000. Yesterday, more than 12,000 military […]

Narco-Pardons Trial Resumes — 14 Defendants

After a week-long break for the Independence Day holidays, hearings have resumed in the trial on the presidential pardons granted to over 400 drug traffickers during Alan Garcia’s 2006-2011 administration. The main defendant is Facundo Chinguel, who was president of the Presidential Pardons Commission in the Ministry of Justice and […]

The New Brand Power: Mobilizing Global Solution Networks

Op-Ed by Don Tapscott — The Mark News — Using an emerging model of problem solving that relies on creating and connecting networks, brands are helping to carve out a new and powerful way to affect global change. Historically, brands participated in solving global problems through philanthropy or their corporate […]

Cocaine worth $18 million Nabbed in Port of Callao

Cocaine worth $18 million Nabbed in Port of Callao

Drug police reported this week that 190 kilos of high-purity cocaine were found in the port of Callao, valued at $8 million on the market. The discovery was made in early July, but the report and photos were only made public this week.  Police said an inspection of the container […]