Archive for September, 2016

Maritime Mayhem

Maritime Mayhem

By James Wilkes — The Mark News —  Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly the resurgence of violent marine kidnapping for ransom, will continue to plague the waters off of West Africa until local governments commit to ending corruption and building their nations. Around the globe piracy is in […]

Juan Diego Flórez, the Inca and Rule Britannia. Brexit.

Juan Diego Flórez, the Inca and Rule Britannia. Brexit.

 By Paul Goulder — History was made last weekend at the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London and the simultaneous Proms in the (Hyde) Park, as Peruvian Juan Diego Flórez — the “world’s greatest tenor and heir to Pavarotti” — sang Rule Britannia dressed as […]

Big Banks Embracing Blockchain

Big Banks Embracing Blockchain

By Howard Yu — The Mark News — The world’s biggest banks are investing in blockchain, the same tech that powers bitcoin. This move could lead to faster, more convenient international money transfers, while saving banks billions of dollars per year. Four of the world’s biggest banks — UBS, Deutsche […]

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Thirty-one years after the event, and six years since the trial began, Peru’s National Criminal Court has handed down stiff sentences to three army officers charged with ordering and perpetrating the murder in August 1985 of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. Besides the Colina Group death squad convictions, this is the only […]