Archive for January, 2017

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco authorities are calling for a regional strike, giving the government 72 hours to come up with a solution to the sudden postponement of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport at Chinchero. People from Urubamba, Paucartambo, Anta and La Convención marched with banners to the Chinchero site to protest. […]

Chinchero — Lost in the Clouds of Poor Engineering, Bad Finance

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ It seems President Kuczynski is to lay the First Stone of the new Chinchero Airport in Cusco this coming week.  If so, it will be the third first stone for this sad project.  Presidents Toledo and Garcia have preceded him.  Some locals say Presidents Belaunde and Fujimori […]

The New Collaborators

By Zeger van der Wal  — The Mark News — The massive challenges faced by governments across Asia can be better addressed through cross-sectoral partnerships, but such relationships also come with distinct risks. Governments across Asia have to address massive challenges — climate change, rapidly aging populations, urbanization and immigration […]

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Authorities sprang into action Wednesday to rescue seven men trapped hundreds of meters below ground after a rock and mudslide blocked the entrance of an informal mine in a remote province of Arequipa.