Archive for March, 2016

Humala’s Nationalist Party Withdraws Candidate from Presidential Vote

Humala’s Nationalist Party Withdraws Candidate from Presidential Vote

Peru’s ruling Nationalist Party has decided to not run a presidential candidate this year, surprising the flamboyant ex-interior minister who was supposed to be on the ballot. The party’s National Executive Committee, which includes President Ollanta Humala and First Lady Nadine Heredia, decided to withdraw its candidate, Daniel Urresti, a former […]

Odebrecht Pulls Out As Majority Partner in Peru Pipeline Project

Troubled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht pulled out as the majority partner in the Southern Peruvian Gas Pipeline amid a major corruption probe that has brought down its former chief executive. Odebrecht Latinvest, a unit of the Brazilian firm, said that it decided to withdraw from its majority role in order […]

How Electoral Board’s Barring of Two Presidential Candidates Shakes Out for Rest of the Pack

How Electoral Board’s Barring of Two Presidential Candidates Shakes Out for Rest of the Pack

Peru’s national electoral board barred two presidential candidates from participating in the election only a month before voters go to the polls, a move that analysts say threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the election’s outcome. The board, known as the JNE, rejected appeals from Julio Guzman, a centrist economist and […]

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

By  Dr. Aidan McQuade — The Mark News — In 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt effectively ended child labor in the United States by prohibiting its use in interstate commerce. He couldn’t outlaw the use of child labor in production because working age laws are determined at the state level. So […]