Archive for March, 2016

Fujimori Maintains Lead for Presidency as Competitors Vie for Key Second Place

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is maintaining a strong lead in the polls three weeks before Peruvians vote, as three other candidates battle for the key second place finish in the first round. Pollster GfK said that Fujimori had 33.8 percent support, well in front of her competitors. Former finance minister Pedro Pablo […]

Keiko Fujimori Faces Growing Opposition Ahead of Presidential Vote

Keiko Fujimori Faces Growing Opposition Ahead of Presidential Vote

Leading Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is facing growing opposition, a sign that her plan to distance her party from her father’s government more than 16 years ago hasn’t worked out as planned. On Tuesday, thousands of people marched in downtown Lima against Fujimori, carrying signs recalling corruption and human rights […]

End the War on Drugs

End the War on Drugs

By Professor Michael Cox and Dr John Collins — The Mark News — Few question that the ‘war on drugs’ has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics, kept countless other millions from accessing […]

Mano a Mano between Kuczynski and Fujimori

Mano a Mano between Kuczynski and Fujimori

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ Let’s get straight to the point. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski — tough, experienced, knowledgeable — today has a good shot at becoming the next President of Peru. He goes into the final four weeks of the election campaign with 14 percent support, according to IPSO, ahead of […]