Post Tagged with: "Cusco"

Colonial Painting and Historic Church Restored in Cusco

Colonial Painting and Historic Church Restored in Cusco

A large 18th century oil painting, carefully restored over the past two years, was returned this week to the Virgin of the Snows church in Sangarará, a historic town southeast of the city of Cusco. The painting — which measures 3.5 meters tall by almost 4 m wide and depicts […]

Earthquake-Damaged Villages Might Be Relocated

Earthquake-Damaged Villages Might Be Relocated

Government assistance continues to arrive in the villages of Misk’a and Cusibamba, in the Cusco region, hit by a 5.1º earthquake on Sunday night. Eight people were killed, including four children, four people were injured, and more than 575 people have suffered losses of their homes and possessions. The children […]

Police Clash with Protesters Over Gas Pipeline Project

One person was killed and at least four others injured during a clash between police and townspeople in southern Peru at the start of a march towards Machu Picchu, in protest of a gas pipeline project. A 17-year-old was killed when police confronted the protesters in the district of Santa Teresa, located […]

Three Consortia Submit Bids for Chinchero Airport Contract

Three Consortia Submit Bids for Chinchero Airport Contract

Three consortia submitted proposals on Tuesday to build and operate a new international airport in Peru’s southern Andean region of Cusco. The 40-year contract to build and operate the airport in the sleepy town of Chinchero is to be awarded on Friday by private investment promotion agency ProInversion. The initial […]