Archive for October, 2014

Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

Move over, Cusco’s famed 12-angle stone. Archaeologists have discovered a stone with 13 angles. The discovery has been made by researchers  investigating a stretch of the Inca road network, known as the Qhapaq Ñan, that runs from Vilcashuaman in the Ayacucho Andes to Pisco on the coast south of Lima, according […]

Peru’s Congress Votes to End Re-Election for Regional, Municipal Officials

Peru’s Congress Votes to End Re-Election for Regional, Municipal Officials

In the first of two votes, Peru’s Congress approved legislation that would prohibit the immediate re-election of regional presidents and mayors, a move that supporters believe is necessary to curb corruption. Congress voted 97 in favor, zero against, with 10 absentees, RPP Noticias reported. Congressman Mauricio Mulder of the opposition Apra […]

International Analysis — Portrait of a Foreign Fighter

Op-Ed by Kjell Anderson — The Mark News Acts of great evil such as terrorism and genocide are so horrifying as to seem entirely incomprehensible. What kinds of people commit such acts? The answer to this question is as simple as it is disquieting: people more like us than we would […]

Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

Architects from the Ministry of Culture and experts in Lima’s municipal real estate and historical conservation institutions are working closely to draft an emergency restoration plan for a building in downtown Lima that was severely damaged by fire last week. Five people were injured in the fire, and 105 have […]