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Mayor Gunned Down in Southern Andes

Mayor Gunned Down in Southern Andes

The mayor of a small town in Peru’s southern Andes was gunned down over political differences, officials said, rejecting earlier claims that he was killed during a robbery. On Wednesday, the mayor of Mara, Alberto Roque Cconislla, 35, was shot in the chest while in his vehicle. The village is within Apurimac region’s […]

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

By Gary Ziegler ✐ The first rays of morning sunlight illuminate the great stone altar, streaming through a square opening over my head. “Inti camac sumac,” chants the priest. Soaked in sweat, I fight the bindings holding me to the stone as the grinning, looming, scarlet-cloaked figure slowly brings down […]

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

More than 5,000 people have been left homeless in Peru’s southern region of Puno as a result of almost a week of heavy snowfall, daily La Republica reported. The Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Ana Jara, said that 5,220 people have been left without homes, while 12,310 people have […]

Peru Sees Slight Decrease in Social Conflicts, but Tensions Remain High

The number of social conflicts in Peru, often tied to environmental concerns, has declined slightly in June, but still remains high, according to a recent report from Peru’s ombudsman’s office. In June, there were 223 social conflicts in the Andean country, down from 247 in the same month last year, […]