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  • Joran van der Sloot reportedly stabbed in Peruvian prison, critically injured

    11/03/2014 11:46:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 109 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 3, 2014
    Joran van der Sloot, the 27-year-old Dutchman who is the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been stabbed and may be in critical condition, according to a Dutch website. In an interview with a Dutch news outlet, van der Sloot’s lawyer, Máximo Altez, said the convicted killer was stabbed in the shoulder and waist by fellow prisoners. Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student, Stephany Flores, in 2010. Van der Sloot was recently transferred to the Challapalca Penitentiary located in the Andean department of Puno, known...
  • Joe Biden lists China as part of North America

    10/08/2014 12:11:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-10-07 16:59 (GMT+8) | Want China Times
    US vice president Joe Biden mistakenly described China as a part of North America during a gaffe-filled speech at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government last week. After stating that North America is "literally–not figuratively–the epicenter of energy in the world today," the 71-year-old Biden went on to say that, "North America will account–meaning Mexico, China and Canada–for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years." It appears that Biden had accidentally substituted China for the United States, but the vice president failed to notice or correct the remark. Duowei News, a US-based media outlet...
  • DNA tests shake the Book of Mormon's foundations

    03/18/2006 9:48:03 AM PST · by Cato1 · 51 replies · 1,463+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 2006 | Lobdell
    From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago. "We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people," said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. ... Loayza said, his faith was shaken and his identity stripped away by DNA evidence showing that the ancestors of American natives came from Asia, not the Middle East....
  • Joran Van der Sloot, prime suspect in Natalee Holloway disappearance, threatens to kill prison warde

    08/25/2014 5:13:22 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 8/25/14 | David Boroff
    Newly-married Dutch killer Joran Van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, threatened to kill the warden of a Peruvian prison and has been moved to a different facility in a remote area, officials say.
  • 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru, USGS says

    08/24/2014 8:55:14 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Aug 24 2014 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- A 7.0-magnitude quake struck southern Peru on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
  • Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

    08/21/2014 1:43:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Michaeleen Doucleff
    When Europeans came to the Americas, they brought some nasty diseases — smallpox, cholera and typhus, to name a few.But one pathogen was already there. And it likely traveled to the shores of South America in a surprising vessel.By analyzing DNA from 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists have found evidence that sea lions and seals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the New World. The sea animals likely infected people living along the coast of Peru and northern Chile, a team from the University of Tubingen in Germany reported Wednesday in the journal Nature."We weren't expecting to find a connection to...
  • Japanese Researchers Find New Giant Picture On Peru's Nazca Plateau

    04/20/2006 3:07:33 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 2,075+ views
    Mainichi ^ | 4-20-2006
    Japanese researchers find new giant picture on Peru's Nazca Plateau The new Nazca Plateau image discovered by the research team from Yamagata University. (Photo courtesy of Yamagata University)A new giant picture on the Nazca Plateau in Peru, which is famous for giant patterns that can be seen from the air, has been discovered by a team of Japanese researchers. The image is 65 meters long, and appears to be an animal with horns. It is thought to have been drawn as a symbol of hopes for good crops, but there are no similar patterns elsewhere, and the type of the...
  • Fuente Magna (The Rosetta Stone Of The Americas)

    01/03/2006 6:26:08 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,456+ views
    Geocities ^ | 11-5-2002 | J M Allen
    Fuente Magna Rosetta stone of the Americas "Atlantis: the Andes Solution" by J.M.Allen (pub Windrush Press 1998) and basis of the Discovery film "Atlantis in the Andes" by Lisa Hutchison proposes the question "did anyone ever consider that the first reed boats may have crossed from west to east perhaps following the route from the River Plate eastwards across the Atlantic, past the Cape of Good Hope and via the Indian Ocean to enter the Persian Gulf and Red Sea to found the early civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt?" It is obvious that at that time, the author suspected a...
  • Feds to Spend $194K to Study Skill-Building for Male Sex Workers in Peru

    08/06/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2014 - 3:33 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The federal government has awarded the University of California Los Angeles $193,989 in taxpayer funds to study skill-building as HIV prevention for male sex workers in Peru. The grant was issued by the National Institute of Mental Health, a part of the National Institutes of Health, and proposes “a pilot study for a group that has been neglected in the Peruvian HIV epidemic, namely male sex workers (fletes).” Men having sex with men in Peru have a “high burden of HIV” at 10 to 15 percent, compared to male sex workers, who have a 23 percent prevalence, researchers found. …
  • Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru

    08/02/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Peru this Week ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rachel Chase
    Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December. According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma. Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the Consorcio Angostura – Siguas, an agroindustrial company that is executing an irrigation project in the area. Consorcio Angostura – Siguas would have ordered the investigation in order to receive a certificate from the Ministry of Culture stating that there were no archaeological sites in the area, allowing them to continue with...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

    08/02/2014 6:05:03 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/14 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except...
  • Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle

    08/01/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    Yahoo/GMA ^ | 8/1/2014 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people seen for the first time by the outside world as they emerged from a Brazilian jungle while fleeing illegal loggers and drug traffickers, according a Brazilian group that tracks such jungle tribes. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released Thursday by the Brazilian indigenous authority FUNAI. The tribal men are naked except for...
  • Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

    07/27/2014 6:49:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 7-26-14 | Kathleen Caulderwood
    Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported. Excavators working on a complex at Licurnique, in the country’s northern region, have uncovered evidence of an “astronomical laboratory,” that dates back between 3,500 and 4,000 years, according to Peru This Week.
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • How Not to Become a World Cup Star

    07/18/2014 12:54:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Peru’s Reimond Manco was once rated better than Colombian superstar James Rodriguez. So where is he now?<Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez appears to have it all. At just 22, he is the World Cup’s current top scorer, with six goals, and viewed by many as the standout player of the tournament in Brazil. He also appears to be a good kid: hardworking, focused and grounded. #176506735 / gettyimages.com Peru’s Reimond Manco But there was a time when James (pronounced HA-mes), as he is known, labored in the shadow of an even more outrageously talented South American player, Peru’s Reimond Manco....
  • Isolated Amazon tribe has tense and rare encounter with outside world

    08/21/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2013
    Members of an Indian tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru’s south-eastern Amazon have attempted to make contact with outsiders in a tense encounter that almost ended in violence.More than 100 members of Mashco-Piro clan appeared across the Las Piedras river from the remote community of Monte Salvado in the Tambopata region of Madre de Dios state in June. They asked for bananas, rope and machetes from the local Yine people but were stopped from crossing the river by rangers posted at the settlement who directed them to a banana patch on their side of the river....
  • Amazon tribe in voluntary isolation reappears in Peru jungle seeking supplies at remote town

    08/20/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 40 replies
    A tribe of Indians that lives in voluntary isolation in Peru’s southeastern Amazon has made a tense attempt at contact. The president of the regional FENAMAD indigenous federation says more than 100 Mashco-Piro appeared across a river from the remote community of Monte Salvado in Madre de Dios state. Klaus Quicque says they asked local Yine people for bananas, rope and machetes. Newly available video that Quique says was shot by forest rangers over three days in June shows Mashco-Piro of all ages and sexes, including men with lances, bows and arrows. Quicque said Monday there were tense moments but...
  • Brazil moves to prevent 'massacre' of Amazon tribe by drug traffickers

    08/09/2011 12:10:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8/9/11 | Tom Phillips
    Brazilian indigenous protection officers to make emergency visit to isolated community facing threat from heavily armed gangsThe head of Brazil's indigenous protection service is to make an emergency visit to a remote jungle outpost, amid fears that members of an isolated Amazon tribe may have been "massacred" by drug traffickers. Fears for the tribe's wellbeing have been escalating since late July when a group of heavily armed Peruvian traffickers reportedly invaded its land, triggering a crisis in the remote border region between Brazil and Peru. On 5 August Brazilian federal police launched an operation in the region, arresting Joaquim...
  • Untouched Amazon tribe found....AGAIN!

    02/12/2011 5:16:35 AM PST · by Puckster · 53 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News.com SciTech ^ | January 2011 | Christina Chauvenet/Tess Thackara
    UPDATE: 4 February An extraordinary new film of the tribe in these pictures has been released. It is the first aerial footage of any uncontacted community. Watch now » New photos obtained by Survival International show uncontacted Indians in never-seen-before detail. The Indians are living in Brazil, near the Peruvian border, and are featured in the ‘Jungles’ episode of BBC1’s ‘Human Planet’ (Thurs 3 Feb, 8pm, UK only). The pictures were taken by Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, which has authorized Survival to use them as part of its campaign to protect their territory. They reveal a thriving, healthy community with...
  • Photo of Amazon Tribe Not a Hoax: world's last uncontacted tribe

    10/10/2008 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 102 replies · 5,497+ views
    Recent photos of an "uncontacted tribe" of Indians near the Brazil-Peru border have sparked media reports of a hoax, but the organization that released the images defends its claims and actions. The photographs, which showed men painted red and black and aiming arrows skyward, were released in late May by Survival International, a London-based organization that advocates for tribal people worldwide. The release stated that "members of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been spotted and photographed from the air,"
  • Photo of Amazon Tribe Not a Hoax

    06/24/2008 3:55:09 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 670+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 24 June 2008 | Robin Lloyd
    Recent photos of an "uncontacted tribe" of Indians near the Brazil-Peru border have sparked media reports of a hoax, but the organization that released the images defends its claims and actions. The photographs, which showed men painted red and black and aiming arrows skyward, were released in late May by Survival International, a London-based organization that advocates for tribal people worldwide. The release stated that "members of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been spotted and photographed from the air," and quoted the Brazilian government photographer saying, "there are some who doubt [the tribe's] existence" as justification for...
  • 'Lost' Amazon tribe a publicity stunt

    06/23/2008 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 187+ views
    News.com ^ | June 23, 2008 | staff reporter
    HE man behind photos of warriors from an "undiscovered" Amazon tribe that were beamed around the world has admitted it was a publicity stunt aimed at raising awareness of logging. Indigenous tribes expert, José Carlos Meirelles, said the tribe had been known of since 1910, and had been photographed to prove that they still existed in an area endangered by logging, The Guardian reported. Mr Meirelles, who was working for Funai, the Brazilian Indian Protection Agency dedicated to finding remote tribes and protecting them, said he spent three years gatheiring "evidence" about the tribe, and then planned the publicity to...
  • Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Actually Known for Decades

    06/21/2008 1:17:49 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 428+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 6-19-2008 | Kelly Hearn
    Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Actually Known for DecadesKelly Hearn for National Geographic NewsJune 19, 2008 Recent photos of an uncontacted tribe firing arrows at a plane briefly made these Amazon Indians the world's least understood media darlings. Contrary to many news stories, the isolated group has actually been monitored from a distance for decades, past and current Brazilian government officials say. No one, however, is known to have had a face-to-face meeting with the nomadic tribe, which lives along the Peru-Brazil border. And no one knows how much, if anything, these rain forest people know about the outside world. The tribe—whose...
  • Dutch Killer Joran Van der Sloot to Marry Pregnant Girlfriend Behind Peruvian Bars: Attorney

    07/04/2014 10:28:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    It should be one killer wedding. Joran Van der Sloot, the convicted Dutch murderer and main suspect in the 2005 Natalee Holloway disappearance, will tie the knot with his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend while behind bars Friday, his lawyer has revealed. The 26-year-old, who's currently serving 28 years for murder, will exchange vows in an intimate, midday ceremony with his girlfriend, Leidy Figueroa, in Lima's Piedras Gordas penitentiary, his attorney Maximo Altez announced Thursday. The truly hopeless romantics met while Figueroa, 24, was working in the prison selling candies and cigarettes, said Altez. Conjugal visits are granted to all prisoners at...
  • Archaeologists find 25 quipus at Inca site in Peru

    06/28/2014 1:47:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Peru this Week ^ | June 25, 2014 | Andina
    Quipus where used as a form of record-keeping in Inca society, which had no written language. A set of twenty-five well-preserved quipus were found in the archaeological complex of Incahuasi, south of Lima, Alejandro Chu, archaeologist in charge of the site reported on Tuesday. Chu told Andina News Agency that this is a major finding as the quipus were found in warehouses or kallancas and not in a funerary context, as most discoveries in the past, “what makes us believe they were used for administrative purposes”. According to the Peruvian archaeologist, these objects, used by the Inca empire and previous...
  • Cook Your Lunch on The Asphalt: An Interesting, yet Disturbing Reality (Global Warming Menu)

    06/15/2014 11:28:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    BizEpic ^ | 6/12/14 | Ivan Widjaya
    There is no better way to grab attention by launching a marketing campaign that involves interaction with people, done in public places. This is exactly what WWF Paraguay is doing. In order to raise awareness on global warming issues, WWF Paraguay launches Global Warming Menu – an on-the-road event featuring cooking for lunch – done on the asphalt. What? Yes, you heard that right. WWF Paraguay team cooks meals on the asphalt and serve them. They look nice. No stove required. It’s an interesting event in itself… but the big question is – why? Paraguay is one of the hottest...
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire – Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    03/17/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2014
    MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more....
  • Peru: Security upped at Machu Picchu over influx of streakers

    03/09/2014 8:55:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | March. 8, 2014
    CUSCO, Peru, Security at the Peruvian historical site of Machu Picchu has been increased after a recent string of streakers invading the centuries-old Inca citadel. Late last year, guards arrested two male tourists who were caught streaking at the site. More recently, a video of a couple streaking at Machu Picchu went viral on YouTube, prompting others to follow suit, The Guardian newspaper in London reported Friday. Ricardo Ruiz Caro, Peru's new regional director of culture, announced recently that park guards will increase surveillance to "avoid these unfortunate events that threaten cultural heritage."
  • Peres: Abbas is Serious About Peace

    02/17/2014 10:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/14 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Monday hailed remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of the “Palestinian refugees”, AFP reported. Peres, who said Abbas’s comments showed his "seriousness about reaching peace", was referring to what Abbas said during a meeting Sunday with more than 300 Israeli university students at his Ramallah headquarters. At the meeting, the PA chief told the students said he did not want to "flood Israel" with so-called “Palestinian refugees” and that there was no need to "re-divide" Jerusalem. "I was happy to hear him," Peres's office quoted him as saying at the start of...
  • Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy

    12/15/2013 3:24:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Thursday, Nov 21 2013 | Olivia LaVecchia and Kyle Swenson
    Tracy James knew the drug she'd just swallowed was working when her old injuries from high school started twitching with new life. Pressure throbbed from a forgotten busted knee. Her ankle tingled. The fingers she'd sprained roller-skating decades back began to ache. Whatever the 37-year-old had just taken, it shot feeling back into the long-gone ailments. "When I did vomit, it was one of the most amazing moments of my life." For the past 45 minutes, the hut had been dark and silent, the air dripping with jungle moisture. James and nearly 20 others were sitting cross-legged on ornate rugs....
  • Man Marries Tree in Argentina's Capital

    11/15/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    KXAN ^ | Monday, November 11, 2013
    An environmental activist “married” a tree in Argentina. Dressed in a crisp white suit and blue hat, Richard Torres carried a bouquet as the wedding party approached his "bride-to-be” in one of the capital's main parks on Sunday. The Peruvian actor and activist read vows and was given a ring. He even gave the tree a kiss to keep the ceremony authentic. Torres said the spectacle was intended to draw attention to environmental issues. While this is the actor's first ecological event outside of Peru, he said it's the start of his championing of the environment and plans to take...
  • WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document

    11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product. Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those...
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Peruvian Air Force to launch UFO department

    10/19/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    unexplained-mysteries.com ^ | Friday, 18 October, 2013
    The Anomalous Aerial Phenomenon Research Department (DIFAA) is scheduled to be formally launched in Lima today at the offices of the Peruvian Air Force with the assistance of the Civilian Advisory Council. The announcement was made by council member Giorgio Piacenza who is also an adviser to the Exopolitics Institute. During his talk he outlined the plans for the new department and emphasised that it would value objective research and employ a number of qualified researchers and scientists.
  • Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago

    08/26/2013 4:58:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 8-22-2013 | Roberto Cortijo
    The discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1,200 years ago, archeologists said. The remains of the woman from the Moche—or Mochica—civilization were discovered in late July in an area called La Libertad in the country's northern Chepan province. It is one of several finds in this region that have amazed scientists. In 2006, researchers came across the famous "Lady of Cao"—who died about 1,700 years ago and is seen as one of the first female rulers in Peru. "This find makes...
  • Inca Children Were Stoned and Drunk Prior to Their Sacrifice

    08/07/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://firsttoknow.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Elysia McMahan
    Tests performed on three mummies found in the Argentinian mountains have shed new light on the Inca practice of child sacrifice. An analysis of the mummies, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that alcohol and drugs played a large role in the weeks and months leading up to the sacrifice of these children. Before Incan high priests embarked on the pilgrimage to take the victims to the top of mountains, the children were given diets high in animal protein and maize–a diet made for the elite. Along the demanding journey, coca leaves, the plant from...
  • In Photos: Moche Treasures Hidden in Peru Temple

    08/03/2013 1:24:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    LiveScience ^ | July 31, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    This shield, the front of which is shown here, dates back around 1,300 years and was discovered in a sealed portion of an ancient temple at the site of Pañamarca in Peru. Made by the Moche people, it's about 10 inches (25 centimeters) in size. The front has red and brown textiles along with about a dozen yellow feathers, which appear to be from the body of the Macaw bird. Originally it may have had more than 100 feathers arranged in two or more concentric circles. The back of the shield has basketry weaving and a handle. The shield would...
  • Noises in woman's head were from flesh-eating maggots

    07/19/2013 3:36:34 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2013
    LONDON - A British woman returned from a holiday in Peru hearing scratching noises inside her head to be told she was being attacked by flesh-eating maggots living inside her ear. Rochelle Harris, 27, said she remembered dislodging a fly from her ear while in Peru but thought nothing more of it until she started getting headaches and pains down one side of her face and woke up in Britain one morning with liquid on her pillow. Thinking she had a routine ear infection caused by a mosquito bite, she sought medical treatment at the Royal Derby Hospital in northern...
  • A Word of breakthrough for ministries around the world !

    07/17/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-17-13 | Jedediah
    A Word of Breakthrough for ministries around the world ! Your Voice (ministry) is about to be , A living testimony , A SHOFAR of Spirit and Truth , No longer hampered but flowing through ~ ~ ~ So ALL IS behind you now , You have ceased to exist it is ALL ME your vow ! And so it begins "TRULY" you in Me, Woven in to My TAPESTRY , YOUR VOICE "IS MY WILL" no longer you , I WILL SPEAK AND YOU WILL DO, All that you were is gone and void, I AM YOUR ALL I...
  • Glittering, unlooted tomb of queens discovered in Peru

    07/14/2013 8:21:36 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    au.yahoo.com ^ | 6-28-2013
    A rare, unlooted royal tomb has been found in Peru, replete with gold and silver riches, the mummified bodies of queens and other, less-adorned bodies thought to have been human sacrifices. The pristine state of the site is something of a miracle, say archaeologists, surrounded as it is by other heavily looted areas. The queens ruled over the Wari, an ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 AD, National Geographic reports.....
  • Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

    07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Reged Ahmad reports
    Waves as high as 7m (22 ft) have hit parts of Chile and coastal areas are on alert as high winds and tidal currents sweep across parts of South America's coast. Footage showed huge waves surging onto the streets of Antofagasta in Chile where at least one injury was reported following the dangerous weather. In Peru, parts of the country's coastline were hit with waves as big as 5m (16 ft) and the weather caused flooded streets in the seaside city of Chimbote.
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Pre-Incas Kept Detailed Records Too

    07/20/2005 6:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 646+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-20-2005 | Jude Webber
    Pre-Incas kept detailed records too Jude Webber Wednesday, 20 July 2005 This inhabitant of the ancient Peruvian city of Caral would have used knotted string to communicate sophisticated concepts as long as 5000 years ago (Image: Reuters/ Pilar Olivares) A sophisticated arrangement of knots and strings, found on the site of the oldest city in the Americas, indicates ancient Peruvians were skilled at conveying detailed information much earlier than once thought. Archaeologists say the string arrangement, known as a quipu or khipu, indicates ancient Americans were expert communicators thousands of years earlier. Until now the oldest known quipus, often associated...
  • Lost Society Tore Itself Apart (Moche)

    03/03/2005 11:54:49 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,088+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-3-2005 | Nick Davidson
    Lost society tore itself apart By Nick Davidson BBC Horizon The largest pyramid constructed by the Moche, the Huaca del Sol Two thousand years ago, a mysterious and little known civilisation ruled the northern coast of Peru. Its people were called the Moche. They built huge and bizarre pyramids that still dominate the surrounding landscape; some well over 30m (100ft) tall. They are so heavily eroded, they look like natural features; only close up can you see they are made up of millions of adobe mud bricks. These pyramids are known as "huacas", meaning "sacred site" in the local Indian...
  • First City in the New World?

    07/27/2002 3:02:57 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 749+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | August 2002 | Abstract of an article by John F. Ross
    The amphitheater served as the ceremonial heart of a thriving city 4,600 years ago. First City in the New World? Peru's Caral suggests civilization emerged in the Americas 1,000 years earlier than experts believed Why Did They Leave the Coast? Fishermen today ply Peru’s coast in bull-rush boats as they have for thousands of years, harvesting the rich marine life sustained by the cold Humboldt Current. Leaving this food-rich environment and establishing the urban center of Caral deep in the desert became possible only through large-scale irrigation, enabling farmers to grow squash plants, sweet potatoes and beans. For protein, the...
  • IRGC Upgrades Status of Peru Government (Now Ollanta Humala's a Zionist)

    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: The IRGC's point man in Peru, Edwar Quiroga "Hussein" Vargas is hard at work these days trying to breath life into not-so-large-or-widespread anti-government protests."
  • Mummified women, human sacrifices discovered in ancient Peruvian tomb

    06/30/2013 5:54:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 June 2013 | Mitra Taj
    Reuters) - Archaeologists in Peru on Thursday said they have unearthed a massive royal tomb full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors. "For the first time in the history of archeology in Peru we have found an imperial tomb that belongs to the Wari empire and culture," lead archeologist Milosz Giersz said. Researchers said the discovery will help them piece together life in the Andes centuries before the rise of the Incan empire, which was written about in detail by the conquering Spaniards. The mausoleum,...