Archive for June, 2017

Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

By Rick Vecchio ✐  Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Those ubiquitous snapshots visitors take of themselves at the iconic Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu are going to have to be snapped at arms length under the new regulations being implemented. Selfie sticks are now officially banned.

From Sea to Tap: Can the Oceans Solve Water Scarcity?

From Sea to Tap: Can the Oceans Solve Water Scarcity?

By John Lienhard — The Mark News — Freshwater is a limited but essential resource. Our renewable supply is rain and snow that falls over land. When these are abundant, our needs are met. But when conditions are dry, when drought comes, when populations grow, we struggle. Salt water, in […]

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Seven people died on Monday, including two children, when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the north coast city of Chiclayo. The fire started on the roof, which was being used as storage for foam to make mattresses. The residential building also housed a mattress workshop on […]

Four People Missing in Fire in Downtown Lima

Four People Missing in Fire in Downtown Lima

Four people are still missing, more than 48 hours after a fire raged through a building of sweatshops and industrial warehouses in downtown Lima.  At least 18 people were injured, including two firemen who are now hospitalized. The fire was reported Thursday morning and spread quickly through a three-story building […]