Archive for April, 2017

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

The new ticketing system for visitors to Machu Picchu to enter the Inca citadel in two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, will start July 1.

Electoral Reform Bill Focuses on Eradicating Corruption

Electoral Reform Bill Focuses on Eradicating Corruption

Following on his success Tuesday in Congress with the approval of the Reconstruction Bill, Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala today gave a press conference to present the government’s Electoral Reform bill. The bill proposes a series of changes — including a gender equity quota of candidates in a political party and the return to the bicameral […]

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Peru’s Immigration office deported four tourists this week, on charges of acts against “public and internal order.” The tourists —from Uruguay and Argentina— were caught painting graffiti on an adobe wall in the Tricentenario square in Cusco. Although the graffiti was painted on a “non historical” wall that is covered […]

The Restoration Revolution

The Restoration Revolution

By Felipe Calderon Hinojosa — The Mark News — By one measure, there are two billion hectares of degraded land around the globe. Restoring it to arable conditions not only could help put food on the table, it could create twice as many jobs as smokestack industries. The tension between […]