Archive for July, 2015

Rodrigo Duterte: The Rise of Philippines’ Death Squad Mayor

Op-Ed by Phelim Kine — The Mark News — For Rodrigo Duterte, the brutal death squads that have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during his tenure as mayor of Davao City in the Philippines’ main southern island of Mindanao are not a problem.They’re a political platform. Duterte […]

Elias Wins Silver at Pan American Games

Elias Wins Silver at Pan American Games

Peruvian squash player Diego Elías took the silver medal in the men’s single finals on Sunday, at the Pan American games being held in Toronto. The 18-year-old, who carried the Peruvian flag in the opening ceremony festivities, played a tough game in the final against the event’s favorite, Miguel Rodriguez […]

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

The El Niño phenomenon, or southern oscillation, which we are experiencing today occurs every few years in the Pacific, affecting weather patterns on and beyond its shores.  The warm ocean current has certainly affected the Peruvian economy in the past four decades, but it also influenced the destiny of pre-Hispanic civilizations […]

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Criminal Prosecutor Luis Landa is to ask for a 25 year sentence next week for 29 army staff, including subalterns and eight commanding officers, for the murder of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. The murder took place 30 years ago — in 1985 — at the height of the internal conflict […]