Archive for May, 2016

Playing Chicken at OPEC

Playing Chicken at OPEC

By Jean-Francois Seznec — The Mark News — The upcoming meeting of OPEC member states on June 2 will generate lots of discussion about the current slump in global oil prices. What it probably won’t do is yield any action to reverse it. For the time being, the animosity between Iran […]

APEC Aims to Double Tourist Flow By 2025

Tourism ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific Rim countries meeting in Lima this past week have agreed to work together to double the flow of tourists by 2025, to 800 million per year. The APEC agenda includes increasing flight connections and facilitting greater access to destinations.  Mexico’s representatives indicated that there is also a […]

Lost in Space

Lost in Space

By Leroy Chiao and Elliot Pulham  — The Mark News — As the race for president of the United States moves closer to Election Day, the candidates’ near silence on space-related issues becomes more conspicuous – and more unsettling. The space program, a key pillar of U.S. international prestige and […]

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

The government has declared a 60-day emergency throughout the Madre de Dios region, following reports of a high content of mercury in the rivers that flow through one of the richest biodiversity areas on the planet. The measure is to implement actions to clean up and reduce mercury contamination and […]