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Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Plummeting temperatures in southern Peru, particularly in the high Andes and altiplano above 4000 masl (13,000 ft), have caused the death of at least 48 children from pneumonia and related diseases since April this year. Most of the children were already weakened by malnutrition. Daily El Comercio reported that some […]

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cusco went back to work Friday, following the repeal in Congress of Law 1198 that was to open doors to private investment and support in developing Peru’s huge untapped historical and archaeological resources. In the 48-hour strike that had some 14,000 tourists stuck in different parts of Cusco since Wednesday, […]

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ “There is so much more to Peru than Cusco and Machu Picchu.” How many times has that refrain found its way into print and onto the Internet? Tell it to Cusco as it ramps up a two-day general strike to overturn Legislative […]

One Person Dies as Protesters Try to Take Cusco Airport

One Person Dies as Protesters Try to Take Cusco Airport

One person died on Tuesday when protesters in Peru’s southern Andean region tried to take over the Cusco airport, which is the key access point for most tourists visiting the Spanish colonial city and the nearby Machu Picchu citadel. A 35-year-old man died when some 3,000 residents from the town of Calca marched […]