Archive for January, 2009

Evicted Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary squatters damaged or destroyed at least 400 pre-Inca ruins

Although an offical survey of the damage caused by more than 250 squatting families in the Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary has yet to be completed, local authorities have reported that at least 400 pre-Inca ruins have been damaged or destroyed. “Arduous work will be required for research and for the […]

Peruvian to hang for cocaine trafficking in Malaysia

Peruvian Reyes Amasifuén Tello, a 30-year old Peruvian charged with cocaine trafficking in Malaysia, was sentenced to death Jan. 30 by a Kuala Lumpur court. “We hoped that the sentence would be less severe,” said an anonymous source from Peru’s Embassy in Malaysia in comments to Radio Programas, or RPP. […]

First-time Oscar nominees German filmmaker Werner Herzog and actor Michael Shannon shoot documentary in Machu Picchu sanctuary

First-time Oscar nominees German filmmaker Werner Herzog and actor Michael Shannon shoot documentary in Machu Picchu sanctuary

First-time Oscar nominees Werner Herzog and Michael Shannon are currently filming a documentary on the shores of the Vilcanota River, in the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Peru’s top tourist attraction. “Peru is the best country,” said German filmmaker Herzog, in a statement released by the sustainable tourism agency handling […]

Odyssey Marine Exploration in more choppy water: Peru pushes legal claim over rights to sunken treasure

Odyssey Marine Exploration in more choppy water: Peru pushes legal claim over rights to sunken treasure

Making more waves in already rough legal waters, Peru announced that it too – in addition to Spain and Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Co. – is to fight it out in U.S. federal court over the rights to 17 tons of gold and silver coins recovered from a shipwreck that […]