Archive for April, 2011

Country Notes: Why Easter is so late this year

By Nicholas Asheshov Every afternoon this week, including Monday – which in Cuzco was the Day of Our Lord of Earthquakes – thunder has battered the steep sides of the Urubamba Valley.  This is very unusual.  Normally thunderstorms announce only the beginning of the rains in October and November.  Normally […]

Municipality plans to start work on seven major projects, including Metropolitano 2 bus line

Municipality plans to start work on seven major projects, including Metropolitano 2 bus line

Lima’s municipality is planning to start work on El Metropolitano 2, a bus line that will connect the city’s Ate district in east Lima to the neighbouring port city of Callao, by mid-2012, Mayor Susana Villaran said. The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has agreed to provide Lima with $200 million to […]

Economist promises to back down from supporting Humala if proposals not considered

Economist promises to back down from supporting Humala if proposals not considered

Economist Kurt Burneo, a former president of Peru’s Banco de la Nacion and director of the Central Bank, says he will stop supporting presidential hopeful Ollanta Humala’s campaign if the latter does not take into consideration his proposals, daily Peru.21 reported. Burneo is one of over 100 leading centrists who recently decided […]

Inauguration of Machu Picchu artifacts in Cusco planned for July 7

Inauguration of Machu Picchu artifacts in Cusco planned for July 7

The inauguration of the exhibit in Cusco of archaeological remains from Machu Picchu, which were recently returned to Peru from Yale University, is scheduled for July 7, state news agency Andina reported. Over 300 pieces, which are currently on display in the halls of the government palace in Lima, are […]