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Nate Berkus Gets Engaged at Machu Picchu – Peru

Interior designer and Oprah pal Nate Berkus chose the 15th century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to propose to his boy friend of nearly 9 months, Jeremiah Brent. continue reading »

Latin America News:  American Tourist Dies After Falling in Machu Picchu

An American tourist died after falling into a ravine while hiking near the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, located in the southeastern Peruvian region of Cuzco, local media reported. continue reading »

Yale University Returns Final Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru

In 1911, archaeologist Hiram Bingham brought the Peruvian citadel of Machu Picchu international attention. Bingham and his team went on to take a number of artifacts from the site to the United States, a move the Pe continue reading »

Archaeologists in Peru Find Ancient Artifacts in Machu Picchu

Archaeologists in Peru uncovered ancient offerings at Machu Picchu this week and they believe the items are from the 15th century and earlier. continue reading »

Plans for Airport Near Machu Picchu Revealed for Peru

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala recently shared plans for a new airport near Machu Picchu. On Wednesday, President Humala enacted a law allowing land in Chinchera (near Cusco) to be us continue reading »

Organization Asks Machu Picchu Visitors to Aid Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

The Survival organization on Tuesday asked tourists visiting the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu to get involved in a new online campaign to protect the rights of Peru's indigenous peoples from the dangers their lands face from the expansion of natural-gas projects. continue reading »

New Section of Inca Trail Discovered in Peru

A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. continue reading »

Juanes to perform in Lima Peru in September, visit Machu Picchu

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will give three concerts in Peru in September and also visit the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, organizers of the Movistar Musica 2012 tour said. The pop star known for hits such as "Fijate bien" and "Me enamora" will perform in Lima on Sept. 12 at the National University of San Marcos' stadium continue reading »

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

A Unesco mission asked Peruvian authorities to take emergency measures to protect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, and in particular to keep the neighboring village of Aguas Calientes from spreading any further. continue reading »

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru. This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. continue reading »

Yale Returns Machu Picchu Relics Excavated in 1911 Back to Perú

177 skeletons will arrive to a Machu Picchu Museum later on today, as part of the second shipment of relics that Yale University is returning to Peru. continue reading »

Families Sue Peruvian Government Over Machu Picchu Ownership

The Abril family of Peru is claiming that the land on which Machu Picchu sits belongs to them, and five lawsuits have already been filed claiming so. continue reading »

Machu Picchu Celebrations Just 100km from Uncontacted Tribes

July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel high in the Peruvian Andes, by U.S. explorer and academic Hiram Bingham.But while Peru celebrates the legacy of the indigenous Inca people, it is simultaneously planning to grant oil and gas companies access to the lands of uncontacted Indians in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve. Such access would pose an extreme risk to their lives. continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: 100 Years of Machu Picchu (LIVE STREAM)

Partake of the celebrations happening in the site LIVE, with our live stream. Don’t miss tonight’s light and sound show LIVE from 6:00pm CDT. continue reading »

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

The South American nation is seeking to beat last year’s numbers, and attract at least three million people to tourist places like Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu. continue reading »

Peru’s Machu Picchu Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sanctuary Protection

Peru’s main tourist attraction, historic Machu Picchu is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this weekend as a protected natural area. Machu Picchu was discovered by the world in 1911, and is important for being one of the only remaining areas of the ancient Incan empire. continue reading »

Road to Machu Picchu to be Built

There will soon be a Machu Picchu-Santa Teresa-Santa Maria highway. The Peruvian government unanimously agreed to construct a highway to the country’s main tourist attraction, located on a mountainous peak in a heavily forested region known as Cuzco. continue reading »