August 18, 2013 |
- 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.
September 3, 2012 |
Typically, good sale airfares to South America start from Miami. But Lan Airlines launched a Labor Day sale on tickets to Lima , Peru, that show good savings for travelers in Los Angeles and San Francisco too. Round-trip cost for the West Coast cities is $849, but only for a limited time. The deal: In this sale, prices for round-trip flights to Lima start at $599 from Miami, $749 from New York and $849 from L.A. and San Francisco. When: Tickets must be purchased by 8:59 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday for departures between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30. Travel must be completed by Dec. 10. Tested: I found availability for the sale price for nonstop flights from L.A. to Lima leaving Oct. 17 and returning Oct. 24. On Lan, you can check two bags free.
November 23, 2012 |
Lady Gaga spent Thanksgiving Day helping out at a center for sexually abused girls, but Thursday night brought an encounter with a much different group: 35 Little Monsters hanging out in the garage of her rental place in Lima, Peru. Uninvited. From her Twitter stream: "#MONSTERFACT when gaga is asleep try to break into the garage, sing loud as possible, + ring the doorbell repeatedly #happeningnow#badkids," she wrote Thursday night. She followed that up with a bit more explanation as details became clear.
March 21, 1988 |
Leftist guerrillas exploded a bomb at the Peru headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co., injuring two people and starting a fire, police said Sunday.
November 14, 1986 |
A band of leftist guerrillas attacked a village in the Huancavelica highlands of Peru and killed two local leaders of the government APRA party, officials said Thursday.
April 8, 2007
I greatly enjoyed Agustin Gurza's article on music in Lima ["Music Helps Lima to Mend," March 25]. I'm always pleased to see Peru portrayed as a place with more happening than the usual emphasis on folkloric color. Lima's happening music scene richly deserves the attention you bestowed. JONATHAN RITTER Riverside
April 30, 2006 |
Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Saturday over what it called President Hugo Chavez's "persistent and flagrant interference" in its upcoming presidential election. Chavez has characterized one of Peru's presidential candidates as a thief and repeatedly endorsed a nationalist candidate.
July 5, 2006 |
Thousands of farmers blocked highways and clashed with police Tuesday to protest a U.S. trade deal that they say will ruin them financially. Police used tear gas to disperse rice growers who blocked roads and burned tires near Peru's border with Ecuador, and roadblocks by farmers in southern Peru backed up hundreds of buses and trucks along the main regional highways. Hundreds of people marched in Lima, the capital, while farmers blocked streets with rocks in the city of Arequipa.
January 5, 2005 |
Nearly 100 fighters belonging to an armed nationalist group that seized a remote Peruvian police station and took officers and soldiers hostage surrendered to authorities Tuesday and freed their 17 captives, officials said. The fighters surrendered separately from their leader. Former army Maj.
January 4, 2006 |
Peru formally asked Chile to extradite former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on human rights and corruption charges. Peru's ambassador and a special prosecutor delivered 12 sealed boxes of documents to Chile detailing allegations that include 25 death-squad killings in the 1990s, illegal phone tapping, diversion of state funds to the intelligence service, bribery of politicians and the transfer of $15 million to Fujimori's spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos.