Archive for March, 2014

Authorities Confiscate Archaeological Pieces from Cusco Stores

Authorities Confiscate Archaeological Pieces from Cusco Stores

Authorities in Cusco confiscated Inca and pre-Inca ceramics and textiles that were being sold to tourists in stores in the city’s historic center, according to state news agency Andina. Police Major Yuri Cervantes said there were a total of 180 objects, including ceramic pots, textiles and metal artifacts from the […]

Humala Bats Away Rumor of Fathering Child

Humala Bats Away Rumor of Fathering Child

President Ollanta Humala’s office swatted away a rumor that he had a child out of wedlock and that his relationship with First Lady Nadine Heredia is on the rocks. The President’s office issued a statement to “categorically deny the vile rumors and lies” aimed at “harming the head of State, the first lady […]

International Analysis: How Strategic Is Putin?

By Ali Wyne — The Mark News — The judgment that Russia’s incursion into Crimea resulted from American weakness downplays more influential factors. The role that Ukraine plays in Russia’s narrative of post-Soviet atrophy, for instance, suggests that it would also be central to any Russian effort to restore its […]

Israeli Tourists Detained for Wild Party at Sacsayhuaman Ruins

Israeli Tourists Detained for Wild Party at Sacsayhuaman Ruins

More than 60 foreign tourists were detained during a drug-fueled party at the Sacsayhuaman archaeological ruins outside Cusco, according to local and international media. The partiers, who were mostly Israelis but also included some Argentines, were surprised early Sunday morning by officials from Cusco’s regional culture office who had gone […]