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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000
Peru is slowly but surely sinking into Fujimocracy. R.J. TERRILL Torrance
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
Dassler Jimenez stood on a busy stretch of Western Avenue in East Hollywood, ready to plant a flag and call it "Little Venezuela. " Never mind that none of his countrymen live or own businesses in the neighborhood - or the fact that Jimenez has no money to finance the effort and little clue how to make it happen. "If the Armenians and the Koreans did it," Jimenez said, "why can't we?" Jimenez and other Latino leaders have teamed up to promote a common goal: carving out islands for their communities in Los Angeles' jumbled landscape - Peru Village, Little Venezuela, Paseo Colombia, Guatemalan Mayan Village, Oaxacan Corridor.
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March 18, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard. Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you fly into before catching the train through the Sacred Valley to those famous mountaintop ruins at Machu Picchu. But Cuzco is much more than a gateway. In the 15th century, it was the capital of the Incan empire, a wealthy city whose stone buildings, which still form the skeleton of the city, were chiseled and placed with astounding precision.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
Birds of a feather do flock together in Peru, which boasts more than 1,800 avian species, so Inkaterra Hotels is focusing on these exotic creatures by offering bird-watching experiences at two of its in-country properties. The  four-day, three-night itineraries are based at either the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica , in the Peruvian Amazon, or the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel , in the cloud forest at the base of Machu Picchu. The tours are designed with both novice and expert birders in mind and combine private guided tours with each hotel's existing excursions.
WORLD
June 7, 2013 | By Chris Kraul and Adriana Leon
LIMA, Peru -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on Friday said he had turned down the plea for a pardon by former leader Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity. In an midday announcement at the presidential palace in Lima, Humala said he was acting on the recommendation of the justice minister not to exercise his power of granting pardon to Fujimori, who was elected president three times. Fujimori's family appealed to Humala to grant a pardon on humanitarian grounds because the former president suffers from cancer of the tongue for which he has received five surgeries.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
Birds of a feather do flock together in Peru, which boasts more than 1,800 avian species, so Inkaterra Hotels is focusing on these exotic creatures by offering bird-watching experiences at two of its in-country properties. The  four-day, three-night itineraries are based at either the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica , in the Peruvian Amazon, or the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel , in the cloud forest at the base of Machu Picchu. The tours are designed with both novice and expert birders in mind and combine private guided tours with each hotel's existing excursions.
NEWS
July 24, 2011
Machu Picchu is not alone in celebrating an important milestone this month. Rehahn Croquevielle, who was married at Machu Picchu on July 15, 2010, was in Peru earlier this summer to mark his anniversary. While passing through Cuzco, the Caen, France, resident encountered this local girl whose expressive face captured his attention. "Her eyes were shining," he said. Croquevielle used a Canon EOS 50D. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992
In response to "Shining Path Brightens in Lima's Slums," Commentary, April 17: Jorge Castaneda's column suggests that the so-called coup in Peru is "denounced" by Peruvians, when in fact over 70% of them support it. Castaneda calls the Shining Path an "ostensible adversary invoked for the necessity of the coup," but those at risk see the threat as very real: More than 25,000 people have died at their hands since 1980. Does our haste in the U.S. to demonize President Alberto Fujimori have anything to do with his surname?
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Manu National Park in southeastern Peru recently claimed the record as the most biodiverse place on the planet for reptiles and amphibians. It beat out Yasuni National Park in neary Ecuador for having the most species, some of them newly discovered, at the 7,000-square-mile park, according to media reports . By the numbers , Manu has 155 amphibian and 132 reptile species besides 1,000 species of birds and 1,200 species of butterflies....
TRAVEL
August 25, 2013
Back on the Inca Trail I enjoyed "Tackling the Inca Trail" by Mike Morris [Aug. 18]. It brought back great memories of one of our favorite vacations. My wife and I traveled to Peru several years ago on one of Andes Adventure's tours to run the Inca Trail. We ran the "Classic" 18.6-mile run that we were all sure was at least a marathon distance. It could not take that long and be only 18.6 miles. Running the Inca Trail was magical. The article left out how nice all of the accommodations were.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Manu National Park in southeastern Peru recently claimed the record as the most biodiverse place on the planet for reptiles and amphibians. It beat out Yasuni National Park in neary Ecuador for having the most species, some of them newly discovered, at the 7,000-square-mile park, according to media reports . By the numbers , Manu has 155 amphibian and 132 reptile species besides 1,000 species of birds and 1,200 species of butterflies....
WORLD
January 27, 2014 | By Adriana Leon and Chris Kraul
LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources. Peru filed the claim at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2008, alleging that marine boundaries had never formally been set by the two countries. Chile's position was that the line had been defined in agreements signed in 1952 and 1954, which Peru argued were strictly fishing accords.
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January 2, 2014 | By J.C. Gabel
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been translated. Although he wrote dozens of books, his 1969 novel, "The Mongolian Conspiracy," is considered his masterwork, but it was difficult to procure even an old dog-eared copy - until this past fall, when it was reissued by the folks at New Directions.
WORLD
September 21, 2013 | By Adriana Leon and Chris Kraul
LIMA, Peru - Peruvian government officials plan to restart several large mining projects stalled by mass protests, a move bound to draw renewed resistance. President Ollanta Humala last year was forced to suspend the development of the $4.8-billion Conga gold mining project proposed by Colorado-based Newmont Mining and declare a state of emergency after residents in northern Peru's Cajamarca region blocked roads and clashed with police at the site. The $1-billion Tia Maria copper mining project proposed near Arequipa by Arizona-based Southern Copper was halted in 2011 after clashes between residents and police left three dead.
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August 27, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Thieves have again stolen treasures from a colonial-era church in Bolivia, including priceless 18th century oil paintings. The Roman Catholic church in the small town of San Miguel de Tomave has has been looted three times in the last five years - and it's not the only one. Churches in remote towns in Bolivia and Peru are increasingly becoming targets of brazen robberies, the Associated Press reports, with thieves tunneling under walls or...
TRAVEL
August 25, 2013
Back on the Inca Trail I enjoyed "Tackling the Inca Trail" by Mike Morris [Aug. 18]. It brought back great memories of one of our favorite vacations. My wife and I traveled to Peru several years ago on one of Andes Adventure's tours to run the Inca Trail. We ran the "Classic" 18.6-mile run that we were all sure was at least a marathon distance. It could not take that long and be only 18.6 miles. Running the Inca Trail was magical. The article left out how nice all of the accommodations were.
TRAVEL
April 6, 1986
Single travelers to Peru, especially young men, should be warned that both they and their luggage are subject to a thorough search for drugs by security police before the tourists leave Peru. Peru is an interesting and often beautiful country, but who wants to spend 15 years in one of its prisons? JOHN PRITCHARD San Clemente
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August 18, 2013 | Marshall S. Berdan
As anyone who has been to Ecuador's Galapagos knows, a trip to those islands is the journey of a lifetime. But with per-person prices that can start at $3,000, it might have to be a trip of the next lifetime. Fortunately for Galapagos-aspirers like me, my wife and our twin 12-year-old daughters, there are the Ballestas Islands, which are known as the Poor Man's Galapagos. The Ballestas lie just 10 miles off the southern coast of Peru and are easily accessible by boat from Paracas, a small, sun-drenched working port and tourist center.
TRAVEL
August 18, 2013 | By Mike Morris
- There's really no better way to see a place than by foot. Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass. And it's a race. Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a good idea when I signed up for this trip nine months earlier. Although this marathon left me gasping - because of the scenery, I'm sure - it was worth it once I reached the Sun Gate and viewed the finish line - the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu - a short distance below.
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