ANOTHER Major Government Crisis in Peru!

Yesterday evening, President Pedro Castillo announced that he is once again appointing a new Cabinet including a new Prime Minister only three days after swearing in the latest ministers. The next Prime Minister will be the fourth in barely six months since Castillo took office in last July 28. The announcement came after questions about …

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Another Major Crisis in the Castillo Administration

The Peruvian government of Pedro Castillo is under yet another crisis as Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez has resigned and Castillo says that a new Cabinet will be formed. Peru will now have its third Prime Minister in about five months under President Castillo. Cabinet ministers come and go in an apparent revolving door policy. All …

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New Rules for Peru Announced

This afternoon the Council of Ministers announced new rules and regulations for Peru which will go into effect on Monday, January 31, and will last through February 13. Many of the provisions had already been announced, but the effective date had been unclear (and was even announced incorrectly by the Minister of Health). The new …

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US: Peru Moved to “No Travel” Level 4

The U.S. State Department announced that the Travel Recommendation for Peru increased from Level 3 “Consider Travel” to Level 4 “No Travel” due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the following statement from the U.S. Embassy in Lima. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Warning …

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Machupicchu Pueblo Landslide: Sunday Update

Cleanup continues at Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). There are currently four backhoes working to remove debris along the main tracks coming through the town. The mayor of the town, Darwin Baca, said it could take three or four days to complete the cleanup due to the heavy amount of debris left behind. Baca also said …

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Saturday Afternoon Update on the Machu Picchu Landslide

More news is coming on about Thursday morning’s landslide and what is the current situation in Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Just before 6 am the Rio Alccamayo flooded its banks sending tons of water, stone, and debris down the canyon into Machupicchu Puebo on its way to the Rio Urubamba. Both railroad bridges were taken …

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Machupicchu Pueblo Hit by Devastating Landslide

The gateway village to Machu Picchu, Machupicchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes), was hit by a landslide down the Rio Accomayo at the entrance to the town by railway. At about 6 am Thursday morning, the small river coming down from the east side of the town turned into a massive landslide that quickly …

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Rising Hospitalizations and Deaths Are Now Following COVID Spread

The explosion of COVID-19 infections across Peru is now resulting in the expected increase in COVID hospitalizations and deaths. As reported for months, most people in hospitals are those with one or no vaccination doses. If you like this content, please share it with others!

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New Rules Published Minutes Before Going Into Effect (Again)

Peru’s Castillo administration once again published new rules for the country a few minutes before they went into effect last night. Supreme Decree 005-2022-PCM goes into effect today and will last through January 30. Under the new Decree, eighteen more provinces were added to the High Risk Alert Level designation thanks to the rapid spread …

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Photo Gallery: Campesino Parade in Cusco!

For the first time in nearly two years, this morning I happened upon a colorful parade of campesino farmers from all over the Cusco region. These events showcase the immense pride of some of Peru’s poorest people. The looks in the eyes of the participants — and this one was really big with several dozen …

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