Post Tagged with: "Nick Asheshov"

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 […]

The Voting Population Changes Shape

The Voting Population Changes Shape

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ According to the national elections board, ONPE, the number of voters this Sunday, June 5, should officially be more than 22 million, a sharp increase over earlier elections.  But our numbers are also changing shape, not only in the totals. Richard Webb, Peru’s leading economist and former […]

Late Left-Wing Surge in Peru Pre-Election Polls

Late Left-Wing Surge in Peru Pre-Election Polls

OAS pooh-poohs April 10 presidential, congressional elections as only “semi-democratic” By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ The last week before the elections on April 10 saw two new developments. One was the solid gain in the polls by Veronica Mendoza, leading her far-left Frente Amplio party. The latest polls show her a point […]