Archive for May, 2016

Peru Congress Fails to Elect Ombudsman. Again.

Peru Congress Fails to Elect Ombudsman. Again.

Congress on May 18 failed to elect an Ombudsman when neither of the two candidates were given the minimum requisite of 87 votes, or two-thirds of the Congress. For more than eight years, members of Congress in both the Garcia and Humala administrations have been unable to agree on who […]

A Revolution Too Taboo

A Revolution Too Taboo

By Xu Youyu — The Mark News — Great forces have changed China’s society and economy since the Cultural Revolution ended. But the revolution still casts a shadow on Chinese politics. The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most important events in contemporary Chinese history: the Cultural Revolution. […]

12th Gold and Silver Symposium Opens in Lima

The 12th international Gold and Silver Symposium opened in Lima today with a keynote speech on the outlook for the global economy by Tim Harford, economics leader writer for the Financial Times. The symposium, held every two years and organized by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy, brings […]

Poll Shows Tight Race for Peru’s Presidency

Poll Shows Tight Race for Peru’s Presidency

Peru’s presidential election could come down to a photo finish. A survey by pollster Datum released Thursday shows a tie between candidates Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Both have 42.3 percent support, according to the poll published by daily Peru.21, with the remaining 15 percent opting to spoil their ballots.