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  • Satipo-Combo
    Where South Americans and Mayas got together in North America
    The ruins of indigenous architecture one sees at archaeological sites in the Midwest, Mississippi River Basin and Southeast of the United States represent a mixing of cultural traditions from many parts of the Americas. Recent, astonishing...
  • Many ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru, seen from below.
    Machu Picchu: On your bucket list?
    Machu Picchu is at the top of many avid travelers’ bucket list. The entrancing locale, often called the “Lost City of the Incas,” beckons. But the journey is expensive and complicated. Can you afford it? And is it worth the cost...
  • USS America - Peru
    USS America on final leg of journey to San Francisco for commissioning
    The USS America -- America’s newest warship -- is steaming along the coast of South America as it heads north towards San Francisco for its commissioning during Fleet Week next month.Described by Navy officials as the first of a new class of...
  • March to reclaim territory disputed between Peru and Chile
    March to reclaim territory disputed between Peru and Chile
    With the mission to take possession for Peru of a land called the “terrestrial triangle” located in a border area between Peru and Chile in South America, no more than one hundred people who begun the march from a province in the south...
  • Peruvian Pachamanca Puts Our Labor Day Barbecues to Shame
    Peruvian Pachamanca Puts Our Labor Day Barbecues to Shame
    LAGUNA PIURAY, Peru -- If you think your Labor Day cookout is a festive event and a lot of work to prepare, please observe the "pachamanca" that I enjoyed just a few weeks before our own end-of-summer celebration, here in the Sacred...
  • Aranwa Paracas: Calm Indulgence in the Peruvian Desert
    Aranwa Paracas: Calm Indulgence in the Peruvian Desert
    PARACAS, Peru -- Acclimatization.That's the process of getting used to the chaos of traffic in Lima, population 10 million, and the altitude of Cusco, 11,000 feet, before you head up to Machu Picchu and all the other activities offered in this...
  • Rafael Piqueras
    A Conversation With Peruvian Chef Rafael Piqueras
    Rafael Piqueras is a talented young Peruvian chef/owner of the popular Maras restaurant in the ritzy Westin Hotel & Convention Center in Lima, who seems to have slipped under the radar internationally. Piqueras is one of the top chefs of Peru...
  • Nichole Vandivier demonstrating healthcare on a student "patient" at SJCC
    San Jose City College student volunteers time in Peru
    Nichole Vandivier is a student at San Jose City College. She is also on-call in the OBGYN department at the Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara. She hopes to transfer to UCLA in the Fall of 2014 to major as a family nurse practitioner.All the classes...
  • Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Nikkei Chef of Maido, Lima, Peru
    Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Nikkei Chef of Maido, Lima, Peru
    Mitsuharu Tsumura is a very accomplished, innovative Peruvian chef who has undergone a rigorous training in his skills in Japan prior to opening his Nikkei restaurant Maido in his hometown of Lima, Peru. Nikkei cuisine is unique to Peru and is a...
  • Wildcard Makua Rothman wins first event of the 2014/2015 Big Wave World Tour
    Wildcard Makua Rothman wins first event of the 2014/2015 Big Wave World Tour
    On July 3, 2014, Makua Rothman, the Hawaiian waterman regarded for his loyalty with a jet ski in big waves, won the Billabong Pico Alto event in Peru, kicking off the start of the 2014/2015 Big Wave World Tour (BWWT). Not only was this the first...
  • Nazira Maria Cross
    Woman wanted since 2008 in NorCal poisoning death of husband arrested in Peru
    An international search for a fugitive wanted in the poisoning death of her husband nearly six years ago in Northern California has come to an end with with the woman’s arrest in Peru.The FBI says that Nazira Maria Cross was arrested by...
  • Rainforest Flower
    ECOleisure: Tropical Rainforest Travel
    The tropical rainforest offers nature, beauty and adventure. It’s valuable for us to explore, firsthand, the most diverse plants and animal species on earth. It is also an opportunity to meet indigenous people and learn tribal wisdom....
  • Murderer Joran Van der Sloot to be a father
    Murderer Joran Van der Sloot to be a father
    Joran Vandersloot is a 26-year-old Dutchman, murderer of 21-year-old Peruvian woman Stephanie Florez, and suspected murderer of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. Now he is expecting a child, despite the fact that he is locked up in a Peruvian...
  • Compania de Jesus Church
    Cusco – a city rich in architecture
    Just a one-hour flight from Lima, the historic city of Cusco welcomes visitors to great accommodations, a variety of excellent food and sightseeing. This popular Latin American hot spot makes for a fantastic Andes getaway.Once the capital of the...
  • Looting of Peru's ancient treasures is worse now than in Spanish colonial era
    Looting of Peru's ancient treasures is worse now than in Spanish colonial era
    The looting of Peru's archaeological treasures is worse now than in the Spanish conquistador era, said a renowned archaeologist at National Geographic Museum's magnificent new exhibit "Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed"....