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  • Mystery of three-fingered skeletal remains (trunc)

    03/12/2018 10:14:39 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 77 replies ^ | March13, 2019 | Kelly-Ann Mills
    ... discovered beside baby mummy as tests 'reveal they are NOT human' Could they be aliens? Mystery of three-fingered skeletons as tests 'reveal they’re NOT human' Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes have been found in Peru alongside a nine-month-old baby mummy. The mysterious remains have been named Maria by a research team. Tests reportedly reveal that Maria is humanoid - because she does have 23 chromosomes - but she does have a number of things that mean she is not human. Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University says he has also seen...
  • Has anyone heard anything about Columbia and Venezuela?

    02/11/2018 6:27:04 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 76 replies
    I have a friend in Peru, posting videos on FB about Columbia and EEUU about to invade Venezuela?
  • Truck Driver Plows Over Peru's 2,000-Year-Old Nazca Lines, Leaving 'Deep Scars'

    02/01/2018 12:56:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | January 31, 2018 | LAUREL WAMSLEY
    A semitrailer driver ignored warning signs and drove over Peru's famous Nazca Lines on Saturday, causing significant damage to the UNESCO World Heritage site. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Jainer Jesús Flores Vigo, was detained and released, according to newspaper Peru21. The lines were scratched into the ground approximately 2,000 years ago and depict animals, plants, imaginary creatures and geometric figures miles long. Nazca's lines and geoglyphs stretch across an area of about 280 square miles. A magistrate concluded that there wasn't sufficient evidence to indicate the driver acted with intent, Peru21 reports. Peru's public minister announced that Nazca's prosecutor's...
  • Mystery as three huge steel spheres fall from sky leaving thousands terrified [Peru]

    01/31/2018 9:50:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | 01/31/2018 | By Rory McKeown
    EXPERTS are baffled after large steel balls appeared to fall from the sky, terrifying thousands living in nearby neighbourhoods. Reports have emerged that the mysterious object disintegrated above eastern Brazil and northern Peru. The bizarre incident was accompanied with loud booms. People living in Larancahuani, in the region of Puno, Peru, were reportedly left terrified when three metallic spheres crashed down. SHOCK: The mysterious spheres were found by peasants in southeastern Peru _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BIZARRE: The mysterious objects may have been from a satellite ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The unexplained incident unfolded on January 27. Video footage from the day appears to show a...
  • Pope urges end to violence against women

    01/22/2018 7:42:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies ^ | 21 January 2018 05:14 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis on Saturday urged Latin America’s faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru’s largest northern city. “I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Latin American region: the numerous cases of violent crimes against women, from beatings to rape to murder,” the visiting pontiff told thousands in Trujillo’s main colonial-era square. Half of the 25 countries with the greatest number of murders of women are in Latin America, according to UN Women. In Argentina, the pope’s homeland, there were at least 254 murders of women in 2016...
  • How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

    01/17/2018 8:29:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 08:00 AM | By Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas And Kyra Gurney
    When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming ... to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in a text message in 2014. A 36-year-old Florida State University graduate who once sold subprime loans, Granda was no cartel kingpin. But his offhand comparison was apt: Gold has become the secret ingredient in the criminal alchemy of Latin American narco-traffickers who make billions turning cocaine into clean cash by exporting the metal to Miami. The previous year, Granda’s...
  • On The Flight to Chile, the Pope Distributes to Journalists the Picture of the Child from Nagasaki

    01/15/2018 5:59:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 1/15/18 | Andrea Tornielli
    Released in December, the image is a warning against every conflict and a condemnation of today’s “piecemeal Third World War”“The fruit of war...”. To the journalists who accompany him on his flight from Fiumicino to Santiago de Chile, the first stop of his apostolic journey to Chile and Peru, the Pope wanted to distribute the photo of the child who, after the atomic bombardment of Nagasaki, in 1945, is carrying his dead brother on his shoulders to a crematorium. A brutal image taken by American photographer Joseph Roger O’ Donnell, that the Pope already wanted to be printed and distributed...
  • Peru Pasamayo: Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff

    01/02/2018 9:30:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/02/2018
    At least 36 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in Peru, officials say. ...The accident happened on a notorious stretch of road known as Curva del Diablo (the devil's bend) in Pasamayo, north of the capital Lima. A transport official said the coach was carrying about 50 people. ... Peru transport chief Dino Escudero said an investigation had been launched but it appeared that the coach had been in collision with another vehicle, causing the driver to lose control.
  • Germany Building ‘Panama Canal on Railway Tracks’ Through South America

    Bolivian President Evo Morales met with German and Swiss officials in Bern, Switzerland, on December 14 to sign an agreement on building one of the largest infrastructure projects of the century—a coast-to-coast railroad across South America. The Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor, or “Panama Canal on Railway Tracks,” will stretch from the Pacific coast of Peru, through Bolivia, and across Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. The total length of the projected route is 2,333 miles. Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay also plan to add connection routes to the corridor. Germany and Switzerland will assist in the ambitious project’s construction and will also...
  • Abimael Guzman, Sendero Luminoso and Antifa

    09/02/2017 10:37:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Wikipedia and History ^ | 02 September 2017
    Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso (American Spanish: [maˈnwel ruˈβen aβimaˈel ɡuzˈman reiˈnoso]; born 3 December 1934), also known by the nom de guerre Chairman Gonzalo (Spanish: Presidente Gonzalo), a former professor of philosophy, is the former leader of the Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. Shining Path had been active in Peru since the late 1970s and began what it called "the armed struggle" on 17 May 1980. Wanted on charges of terrorism and treason, Guzmán was captured by the Peruvian government in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment. While the activity of...
  • Alberto Fujimori: Peru's ex-president pardoned

    12/24/2017 9:15:30 PM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/24/2017 | BBC
    Imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned by incumbent leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Mr. Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fukimori, 79, was being released on health grounds. Fujimori-who was in power from 1990 to 2000-was recently taken from prison to hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. He has been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption..... He was admired by some Peruvians for combating Maoist rebels, whereas his critics consider him a corrupt dictator. Fujimori has been in and out of hospital for a variety of health problems in...
  • Germany and Switzerland to help build coast-to-coast railway in South America

    12/22/2017 6:22:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.17.2017 | Victoria Dannemann
    South America’s new transcontinental railway is considered to be one the biggest infrastructure projects of the century and is also known as the “Panama Canal on railway tracks.” A 3,755-kilometer land connection is set to be built between the continent’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Bolivia is a landlocked country, so the Andean nation is especially keen on getting the ball rolling soon. Bolivian President Evo Morales met Swiss President Doris Leuthard to sign a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the transcontinental railway. Morales met with representatives of German and Swiss railway firms, and Germany’s State Secretary of Transport,...
  • These Incredibly Gorgeous Salt Ponds In Peru Are Something You Have To See Before You Die!

    08/24/2017 3:56:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    India Times ^ | AUGUST 08, 2017 | SHEWALI TIWARI
    These Incredibly Gorgeous Salt Ponds In Peru Are Something You Have To See Before You Die! SHEWALI TIWARI AUGUST 08, 2017 There is no dearth of magic on this planet and you'd be able to find that everywhere, just be sure that you're looking for it. Chanel and Stevo quit the 9-to-5 drill to see how far they could travel, and are now teaching peeps to do the same. During one of their expeditions, the duo stumbled across Peru’s unique salt ponds, something they've chosen to describe as the world’s most desirable salt. The pool is 3,000 ponds big...
  • an overlooked inca wonder

    05/05/2017 1:31:07 AM PDT · by SteveH · 26 replies
    Archaeology ^ | April 5, 2016 | Eric A. Powell
    Members of the public regularly get in touch with Charles Stanish, an expert on Andean cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Two years ago, Stanish received a call from a man in Pittsburgh who had just seen a program claiming that aliens played a large role in the lives of ancient people. He was interested in getting Stanish’s take on a particular Peruvian site purported to be the handiwork of extraterrestrials. “I always try to be nice to people like that,” says Stanish. “For whatever reason, they are interested in the ancient past, and I share with them...
  • WATCH: Thug Savagely Attacks US Green Beret – Learns a Lesson He’ll NEVER Forget

    04/08/2017 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies ^ | April 8, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – The U.S. special forces are the most feared military unit in the world for a reason, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. A soldier from the Peruvian Special Forces challenged a United States Green Beret to a fight when he was visiting Peru. The Peruvian never stood a chance. “He did it with just one finger? … With just one hand he put his a** out!” cried out onlookers in wonder. The Green Beret did not hesitate, and the fight was over in an instant. U.S. Special Forces, including the Green Berets, do not rely...
  • 1.5 Million Peruvians Demonstrate Against Gender-Ideology in the Schools -- Leave the Children Alone

    03/08/2017 2:27:57 PM PST · by Petrosius · 18 replies
    Katholisches ^ | March 6, 2017
    Translation by The Eponymous Flower Anti-Gender Ideology Demonstration in Lima Last Saturday Anti-Gender Ideology Demonstration in Lima Last Saturday (Lima) Peru is defending itself against the state's compulsory inclusion of gender ideology in the schools. After months of resistance at all levels, from rallies before parliament to parliamentary debates, from newspaper articles and television discussions to signature collections, a million and a half Peruvians went on the streets on 4 March. The gigantic popular movement was initiated by the movement #Conmishijosnotemetas (hands off my children). In many Peruvian cities, large-scale demonstrations were held. The biggest demonstration took place in the...
  • Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls'

    02/25/2017 10:01:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 6:35 PM EST | Franklin Briceno and Joshua Goodman
    The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers “bridges to walls,” sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a U.S.-educated former Wall Street banker, has emerged as an unlikely leader in Latin America, taking a strong stand against Trump’s “America First” agenda while many in the region remain silent. Kuczynski, 78, characterized his meeting with Trump as “cordial and constructive” and said he told Trump he was interested in the free movement...
  • Malia Obama Disappeared For Two Months & Secretly Traveled to Bolivia and Peru (15k per person)

    01/22/2017 5:56:56 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    US Weekly/New York Times ^ | jan 20 2017 ast | By Megan French
    Adding even more stamps to her passport! President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia Obama, took a secret, two-and-a-half-month trip to South America this past fall, The New York Times reports. Malia Obama during a tour with the Bolivian Mountain Guides agency on the Cordillera Real mountain range in Bolivia. The 18-year-old spent part of her gap year traveling to Bolivia and Peru before starting at Harvard University this coming fall. Malia traveled with a group of other teens through the Colorado-based organization Where There Be Dragons, which helps students “examine current political trends, social movements and environmental conversation efforts in...
  • Obama in Peru: America Has Often Fallen Short of Our Ideals(Again...Stilll)

    11/20/2016 5:53:55 PM PST · by Vendome · 55 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 11/20/2016 | Can't tell
    President Obama told Peruvians Sunday night that America has often "fallen short of our ideals" of democracy, rule of law, a free press, an independent judiciary, free markets, and a social welfare system to help the disadvantaged. and there have been times when we have not observed some of the norms as well as we should and have been accused of hypocrisy here in Latin America. There have been times when countries have felt disrespected and on occasion have had cause for that. And there were teams when we haven't observed the values in our own country and have fallen...
  • Report: Hizbullah Accused of Involvement in Peru Violence

    11/19/2016 10:32:13 PM PST · by zlando · 18 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 20, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Editor’s note: While reports have been gaining lately about both Hezbollah and other Islamic forces being found in Latin America – this is the first (to my knowledge) of actual violence being done. For a report in Spanish of such activity, country by country, read here. Peruvian media outlets accused Hizbullah of being involved in violence and killing a Peruvian citizen during protests staged by locals a few weeks ago, al-Arabiya news website reported Saturday. During demonstrations staged by locals from La Pampa district against government projects, one of the demonstrators was shot and killed. Local media in Peru...