Archive for March, 2016

Humala Raises Minimum Wage In Final Months In Office

President Ollanta Humala on Wednesday announced that the government would increase the minimum wage by 13 percent, effective May 1. Humala, who is approaching the end of his five-year term, said that the minimum wage would increase to 850 soles (about US$254) a month from the current 750 soles, according to […]

Colourless campaign heads into final stretch

Colourless campaign heads into final stretch

 With, as before, Fujimori and Kuczynski leading the polls By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ What catches the eye from the polls less than two weeks before the elections is that more than a third of the electorate have it seems not decided for who they are going to vote. This is […]

Vargas Llosa Calls Keiko Fujimori’s Lead for President ‘Troubling’

Vargas Llosa Calls Keiko Fujimori’s Lead for President ‘Troubling’

Peru’s Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa waded into the Andean country’s upcoming elections as he turned 80 on Monday. Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, said that there is “uncertainty” in the current presidential campaign due to the months-long lead that Keiko Fujimori […]

Cultured Meat Will Change the World

Cultured Meat Will Change the World

By Isha Datar, CEO of New Harvest — The Mark News — Last month, Memphis Meats cooked and served the world’s first cultured meatball. It was made of real beef, but was produced without slaughter through the culturing of cells. In this process a small amount of muscle tissue is […]