Archive for August, 2016

Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

UPDATE:  Arequipa governor Yamila Osorio said Monday afternoon that only four people had been killed in the earthquake, and not nine as she had been informed early in the day. Humanitarian aid has been flown to the Colca Valley in Arequipa, where a 5.2 earthquake on Sunday, Aug. 14, killed nine people, including […]

A Smarter Tomorrow

A Smarter Tomorrow

  By Nicos Komninos — The Mark News —   As globalization slows and the world’s urban populations increase, the integration of smart technology into city planning will help support economic growth and ensure the world’s cities remain livable and sustainable. The UN report World Urbanization Prospects indicates the continuing […]

Peru Court Annuls Journalist’s Sentence for Defamation

Peru Court Annuls Journalist’s Sentence for Defamation

Lima’s Fourth Criminal Court has annulled a sentence handed down in April this year to journalist Fernando Valencia, who was convicted of aggravated defamation against former President Alan Garcia. Valencia, publisher of the now defunct Diario 16, had been given a 20-month suspended sentence, and ordered to pay S/.100,000 in […]

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Authorities from the Prime Minister’s office flew to Cusco early this morning to seek solutions with the Urubamba valley government, which is threatening to hold a strike and block access to Machu Picchu if its demands are not met. Earlier this week the valley held a 48-hour strike  for three […]