Archive for July, 2016

New Conservation Area in Cusco

New Conservation Area in Cusco

A new private conservation area has been created near Ollantaytambo in Cusco, along the Vilanota River and in the shadow of the 5000 m (17,000 ft) Mt. Wakaywillka or Mt. Veronica. The Santuario de la Veronica is popular with campers and trekkers and is close to entrance to the Inca Trail. […]

Freezing Temperatures Cause Forty-Nine Deaths in Southern Peru

Twelve young children under the age of five have died in Puno, and another eight children in Cusco, from respiratory infections in the past several weeks of freezing temperatures and snow. According to the Puno regional health office, the children in Puno were reported in different areas that lie above […]

The City That Shrinks Poverty

The City That Shrinks Poverty

By Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kabur  — The Mark News —   World leaders, industry captains and city mayors are in Singapore July 10-14 for the fifth annual World Cities Summit to exchange views on how to best make our cities more sustainable. The success of the event, anchored in the […]

Under the Radar

Under the Radar

By Katharine Moon — The Mark News —   Just how much will North Korea benefit from the current instability in the international community? The Kim Jong-un regime has hit a patch of good luck in its diplomatic landscape. It will not get what it says it wants; that is, a […]