Archive for November, 2016

Four Confirmed Dead in Larcomar Fire

Four Confirmed Dead in Larcomar Fire

A district attorney has confirmed that three women and one man died Wednesday morning in a fire at the Larcomar entertainment mall in Miraflores. The fire began at around 9:45am in one of the UVK cinema theatres where a press preview was being held to launch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]

by · November 16, 2016 · 1 comment · Accidents
The Fruits of Oligarchy

The Fruits of Oligarchy

By Rachel Kleinfeld — The Mark News — Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency was more than an endorsement of his politics — it was a rejection of the perceived oligarchy that much of the country has felt ignored and excluded by. Two years ago, Professor Martin Gilens created […]

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

On Thursday evening, the Fujimorista majority in Congress voted to repeal an article in the 2016 Budget Act, to allow regional and local governments to amend or reassign their budgets. However, the Congress has overstepped its constitutional powers by voting on this law, according to Finance minister Alfredo Thorne. Article […]

Government Gets Rid of “Useless Red Tape”

Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala today announced a package of measures to eliminate “useless red tape” in administrative procedures, via a data bank interconnection between government institutions. The aim is to benefit individual citizens and small businesses, Zavala said. “Many public entities ask you more than once for documents, like the DNI for […]