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Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 31, 2017 1 comment

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport

Residents in Peru’s southern state of Cusco have threatened protests which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government’s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru’s government under  Full Article »

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads

Dozens of people were killed during holiday travels on Peru’s dangerous rural highways. At least 46 people died in fatal car and bus accidents around Peru since Dec. 20. Almost  Full Article »

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 17, 2016 4 comments

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days

A protest by hundreds of residents of a village below Machu Picchu in southern Peru blocked a key railroad, preventing thousands of tourists from visiting the Inca ruins. The Machupicchu  Full Article »

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru

A Spanish tourist and a Peruvian national were struck by lightning while visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Cusco on Monday. Spanish citizen Maria Mendez and her Peruvian  Full Article »

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 16, 2016 1 comment

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire

The San Sebastian Temple in Cusco was almost completely destroyed in a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the 16th century church in Cusco’s San Sebastian district near  Full Article »

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru
Posted by Richard Valdivia on Jul 31, 2016 Leave a comment

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru

At least 105 people have died in southern Peru this winter. While that is tragic, it is hardly news. Children and elderly residents die by the dozen every year. Many  Full Article »

At least 11 dead in southern Peru bus accident
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 27, 2016 1 comment

At least 11 dead in southern Peru bus accident

Eleven people were killed when a bus fell 650 feet into a ravine in Peru’s southern state of Cusco. The bus was travelling through the Chumbivilcas province five hours outside of  Full Article »

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru

At least 105 have died and thousands of children have suffered respiratory illnesses in the harshest winter to hit southern Peru in years. On May 20 the government declared a  Full Article »

French photographer portrays Inca capital at exhibit in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on May 11, 2016 Leave a comment

French photographer portrays Inca capital at exhibit in Lima

The Alliance Française is hosting an exhibit of French photographer Julie Baudin’s portrayal of Peru’s southern city of Cusco in black and white. The exhibit titled “Celebrations of Cusco: fervor  Full Article »

British tourist found dead in southern Peru mountains
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 19, 2016 1 comment

British tourist found dead in southern Peru mountains

British citizen Harry Greaves was found next to a cliff in Peru’s southern state of Cusco on Tuesday. The 29-year-old from Shropshire came to Peru in February and settled in the  Full Article »