Corrections

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ An ambitious master plan for Machu Picchu was approved a few days ago that calls for a dramatic “reconceptualization” of the Inca Citadel, backed by a proposed $43.7 million* makeover of its tourist infrastructure. A striking feature of the 2015-2019 plan is how it frames and deals […]

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Since the post a few days ago about the evolving history of Peru’s national cocktail, the Pisco Sour, and whether it was truly invented by expat American saloon owner Victor V. Morris, we have started pouring through the archives of the West Coast Leader in search of answers. And it isn’t looking good for Vic Morris.

CORRECTED: Seven Killed in Helicopter Crash in Peruvian Jungle

Seven people were killed in a helicopter crash Monday near Lake Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. The helicopter left the Pucallpa airport on Monday afternoon en route to Tarapoto, northwest of Pucallpa, but crashed shortly after takeoff. All of the crash victims were employees of Columbia Helicopters, the company said […]

Correction:

Peruvian Times’ story published July 28, 2012, about the tragic deaths of U.S. mountain climbers Gil Weiss and Ben Horne misstated the height of Palcaraju Oeste. The main peak of Palcaraju is 6274 meters. The lower peak of Palcaraju Oeste, which Weiss and Horne were descending when they had their […]