Archive for July, 2011

Celebrations for Machu Picchu anniversary ready to begin

Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu are ready to begin on Saturday, the head of the commission responsible for organizing the festivities, Ricardo Vega, said. “We are all ready, even though there are always last minute logistical difficulties, but I think they can be overcome,” state […]

Humala, Garcia send well-wishes to Chavez

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala sent a message to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Friday after it was revealed the latter has undergone cancer treatment in Cuba for a tumor. “My best wishes and solidarity for President Hugo Chavez, his family, and I will pray for his recovery and quick return to his […]

Machu Picchu, Maize and the Advantage of Backwardness: More Comments

Nick Asheshov’s article on Machu Picchu, Maize and the Advantage of Backwardness has triggered comments from a former Central Bank president,  British and American archaeologists, an explorer, and an author and film-maker.  The following are the most recent comments in this ongoing conversation: Graham Thiele, at the International Potato Centre, Lima, […]

Non-renewal of Prensa Libre raises free press concerns

Non-renewal of Prensa Libre raises free press concerns

The Legal Defense Institute, IDL, issued a statement today in support of journalist Rosa Maria Palacios and in defense of freedom of speech, following the non-renewal of Palacios’ nightly political program “Prensa Libre” by America TV. Palacios, a lawyer –a graduate of the Catolica and the University of Texas at […]