Peru shuts down Machu Picchu as anti-government protests escalate

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru on Saturday closed indefinitely the famed ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in the latest sign that anti-government protests that began last month are increasingly gripping the South American country. The Culture Ministry said it closed the country’s most popular tourist attraction as well as the Inca Trail leading to the … Read more

The Peruvian Andes “descended” on the capital to demand the resignation of the leader

LIMA, Peru (AP) – People flocked to Peru’s coastal capital, many from the Andean hinterland, to protest on Thursday against President Dina Pouluart and in support of her predecessor, whose ouster last month sparked deadly unrest and threw the country into political chaos. There was a tense calm in the streets of Lima on Thursday … Read more