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Inca Ice Maiden mummy tests false-positive for cocaine

Inca Ice Maiden mummy tests false-positive for cocaine

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Did you read how scientists have determined that a 13-year-old girl selected for Inca ritual sacrifice 500 years ago was plied with massive amounts of alcohol and cocaine for up to a year before her death? At least a dozen news outlets […]

Andean Future Cities and the Modern Machu Picchu-ish Metropolis

Andean Future Cities and the Modern Machu Picchu-ish Metropolis

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ As part of the process of human evolution and, moreover, human survival, modern cities are due for a transformation. “They’re going to look more like ancient Machu Picchu than the gleaming towers of glass and steel we have today.” That’s the tantalizing theory […]

The Inca Sacred Center of Machu Picchu – a Love Letter

The Inca Sacred Center of Machu Picchu – a Love Letter

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor*☄ The first time I laid eyes on Machu Picchu was 16 years ago, and even though I do not consider myself a particularly spiritual person, what I experienced in that moment was profound, and has stayed with me. It’s the same each […]

Ollanta Humala’s bumpy road to power

By Rick Vecchio Peruvian Times Editor There were very few times I had ever fought so hard to get one of my stories run in its entirety than the piece below. As it was, I lost and an overnight editor transformed 930 words into a substantially shorter and brighter rewrite. […]