Archive for October, 2016

Congress Election of Central Bank Directors Criticized

Congress Election of Central Bank Directors Criticized

The election in Congress Thursday of three new governors to Peru’s Central Bank has been met with loud protests from the minority opposition in the Congress and also criticism from political analysts and some business circles. The Fujimoristas, with a clear majority of 71 seats in the 130-member house, plus […]

Good Samaritans? Unconventional Partnerships in Disaster Governance

Good Samaritans? Unconventional Partnerships in Disaster Governance

By Caroline Brassard — The Mark News —  The increasing emergence of ‘non-traditional actors’ in the humanitarian field – some of whom bring specialized skills and innovative technology, others who are ill-prepared – heralds a new chapter in disaster relief. The increasing importance of private businesses, charities and faith-based organizations […]

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias — Four months after her appointment as FIFA’s new secretary general, Senegalese Fatma Samoura – the organization’s first woman and first African in that position – faces many challenges to reform the image of the international football body. After investigations by US and Swiss authorities into corruption […]

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three firefighters died in a night-long fire in Lima’s low-income district of El Agustino.  The fire broke out on Oct. 18 in a shoe factory and spread quickly to the adjacent building, a Health Ministry warehouse used to store emergency stocks of medicines and wheelchairs as well as administrative archives. […]