Archive for August, 2015

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

A team of forensic specialists have found the remains of 50 men, women and children in Ayacucho, in five mass graves outside the town of Oronccoy. The investigation has shown that the bodies were buried in 1985, at the height of the internal conflict between Shining Path rebels and the […]

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Authorities in Peru’s southern Cuco region have announced that access to two peaks at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will be closed to tourists in April next year. The head of the Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park, Fernando Astete, said that Huayna Picchu will be closed for the first half […]

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

The remains of two Bolivians who died in the War of the Pacific 135 years ago have been returned to Bolivia this week, with ceremonies both in Lima and in Sucre. The bodies of an officer and a soldier were found in 2008 in the frontier region of Tacna, where […]

La Oroya Lifts Strike for Government Talks

La Oroya Lifts Strike for Government Talks

The mining town of La Oroya has lifted its protest strike for eight days, opening up the central highway for traffic between Lima and the central highlands and jungle. The town, with the possible closing of the La Oroya Metallurgical Complex, faces the loss of over 3,400 jobs and its […]