Peruvian History Information

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

Beguiling History of the Pisco Sour, With a Twist

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Does a Creole precursor to the ‘Original Pisco Sour’ recipe ruin a nostalgic narrative, or simply add a level of complexity to a great tale of expat American ingenuity? In little more than a week, people across Peru will be mixing […]

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 […]