Archive for March, 2017

Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

By Max Sundqvist — Trujillo is not in the news as much as Piura and Tumbes, but this north coast town is also facing the season’s unusually heavy rains and floods.    TRUJILLO, PERU. The streets of Trujillo, Peru’s third largest city, lie desolate and the destruction is breathtaking. Last Monday, […]

A Roof Over Your Head

A Roof Over Your Head

By Leilani Farha — The Mark News —  Housing has become a principal vehicle for wealth concentration across the globe, reaping huge profits for some, but also causing displacement, evictions and drastic inequality at an unparalleled scale for millions more. Paper money is becoming old-fashioned.  The new way to flaunt wealth, […]

Government Assigns $240 mn For Reconstruction in Northern Peru

Government Assigns $240 mn For Reconstruction in Northern Peru

The Government is assigning an initial 800 million soles (approx. $240mn) to northern Peru, where torrential rains continue to cause heavy damage to homes, farmland and overall infrastructure. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala made the announcement following an emergency cabinet meeting in Piura and visits to key facilities in the area […]

The Deforestation Dilemma

The Deforestation Dilemma

By Navin Ramankutty — The Mark News — An article in the New York Times last week reported an uptick in Brazilian deforestation since 2015, following a decade of decreasing rates of forest loss. For 10 years now, scientists, activists, and policymakers celebrated the decline in Brazilian deforestation rates and […]