Archive for October, 2015

Smoked Machu Picchu

Smoked Machu Picchu

Forest fires this week set on Cusco hillsides and farmland at Collpani and also San Antonio de Torontoy, near Machu Picchu, covered the area in smoke and ashes that affected visibility at Aguas Calientes and the hilltop citadel. Fernando Astete, head of the Machu Picchu archaeological park, said firefighters and […]

Quo Vadis Hernando?

A Critique of One of Peru’s (and the World’s) Most Respected Intellectuals — By Diego de Soto ✐ Special to the Peruvian Times ☄ Hernando de Soto has been a public figure in Peru for more than twenty-five years. Many informed Peruvians are familiar with his ideas on property formalization and bureaucratic […]

New Frog Species Found in the Eastern Andes Cloud Forest

New Frog Species Found in the Eastern Andes Cloud Forest

A new frog species has been recorded by scientists in the Megantoni Sanctuary, on the edge of the Manu National Park. The land frog belongs to the Bryophryne genus, and was found during a routine biological survey by national park service guards and scientists from the natural history museum of […]

Peru Support Group Looks at 2016 Elections

The Peru Support Group in London will be holding its annual conference this Saturday, October 17, at the UCL Institute of the Americas, focusing on Consultation, Participation and Elections in Peru 2016. The conference will be opened by the president of the Group, Baroness Coussins, and the keynote speaker will […]