Peruvian History Information

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

“Following the aforesaid marriage the said President Leguia on many occasions attempted to induce the plaintiff to become a citizen of Peru and to accept a governmental position at a high salary, which the plaintiff at all times refused to do; that the plaintiff was at all times in fear of his life, and he was familiar with various incidents of the sudden disappearance of enemies of Leguia who were never again heard from…”

Inkaterra Launches Spanish Edition of “Last Days of the Incas”

Inkaterra Launches Spanish Edition of “Last Days of the Incas”

Writer and Emmy award-winning documentary producer Kim Macquarrie is in Lima this week, to launch the Spanish edition of his Last Days of the Incas, a dramatic history of Manco Inca and the Spanish Conquistadors, published by Inkaterra.   The book presentation is to be made tonight, Friday 19, at 7pm by […]

Country Notes: Manco and Kura Ocllo, Peru’s True Heroes

Country Notes: Manco and Kura Ocllo, Peru’s True Heroes

By Nicholas Asheshov  ✐ Special to Peruvian Times ☄ As Francisco, Gonzalo, Francisco Martin, and Juan Pizarro neared Cuzco in 1533, they were met a day’s march from the Inca capital by a deputation presenting to them the 17-year-old Manco Inca. The Pizarros had just garroted Atahualpa, Manco’s half-brother, in Cajamarca […]

Quadra: Discoverer of Vancouver Island Gets Some Recognition in His Home Town of Lima

Quadra: Discoverer of Vancouver Island Gets Some Recognition in His Home Town of Lima

By David Paget — “Here lived the discoverer of Vancouver Island, Canada” says the poster at the entrance to a new museum in Lima.  As a Vancouver-born Canadian and current resident of Lima, I wondered what this claim was all about. A tale of exploration and adventure on the high […]