Post Tagged with: "Cusco"

The Chinchero Cargo Cult Boondoggle

The Chinchero Cargo Cult Boondoggle

By Nicholas Asheshov — In the 1940s and 1950s, the aborigines of New Guinea, isolated  for 45,000 years,  began clearing strips of jungle near the tops of their mountains.  These clearings would feature great life-sized straw and wooden model airplanes.  The clearings and the model planes would attract, according to […]

Chinchero — Lost in the Clouds of Poor Engineering, Bad Finance

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ It seems President Kuczynski is to lay the First Stone of the new Chinchero Airport in Cusco this coming week.  If so, it will be the third first stone for this sad project.  Presidents Toledo and Garcia have preceded him.  Some locals say Presidents Belaunde and Fujimori […]

New Conservation Area in Cusco

New Conservation Area in Cusco

A new private conservation area has been created near Ollantaytambo in Cusco, along the Vilanota River and in the shadow of the 5000 m (17,000 ft) Mt. Wakaywillka or Mt. Veronica. The Santuario de la Veronica is popular with campers and trekkers and is close to entrance to the Inca Trail. […]

Freezing Temperatures Cause Forty-Nine Deaths in Southern Peru

Twelve young children under the age of five have died in Puno, and another eight children in Cusco, from respiratory infections in the past several weeks of freezing temperatures and snow. According to the Puno regional health office, the children in Puno were reported in different areas that lie above […]