Archive for June, 2016

New Inca Ruins Charted Near Choquequirao

New Inca Ruins Charted Near Choquequirao

By Gary Ziegler ✐ Exploring  two previously undocumented Inca ruins near Choquequirao in April 2016. ‘CLANK!‘ – the sound of machete striking stone reverberates around the densely vegetated hillside.  “Jefe, hay muros aqui,” Adrián Quispe excitedly yells up from the dark green depression he is probing through. “There are walls here.”

The Voting Population Changes Shape

The Voting Population Changes Shape

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ According to the national elections board, ONPE, the number of voters this Sunday, June 5, should officially be more than 22 million, a sharp increase over earlier elections.  But our numbers are also changing shape, not only in the totals. Richard Webb, Peru’s leading economist and former […]

March Against Keiko Fujimori Draws Thousands

March Against Keiko Fujimori Draws Thousands

Thousands of people joined a march in downtown Lima yesterday to protest Keiko Fujimori’s presidential candidacy, carrying banners and hand-made posters and chanting Keiko No Va. The La Republica daily said 70,000 people joined the march between Plaza San Martin and Plaza Dos de Mayo, while Exitosa reported 30,000. But […]

Callao: State of Emergency Extended 60 Days to Fight Crime

The government has extended the state of emergency in the port city of Callao for a further 60 days, in an effort to permit broader police action to reduce delinquency and violent crime. The measure — which Interior minister José Luis Pérez Guadalupe said was to prevent possible gang wars […]