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Cajamarca Protests Over New Mines

By Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012

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Organizers Promise that Upcoming Protests and Marches Won’t Interrupt Transport or Business in Peru.

Big protests are afoot in some of northern Peru’s tourism destinations, and for the next few weeks, savvy travelers in the region will want to stay aware of events as they unfold. Since late 2011, protests of up to 10,000 people have rocked the beautiful mountain town of Cajamarca, normally better known for its hot springs, ice cream, and historical significance; this is where Conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his scruffy band of some 200 feverish Spaniards somehow defeated the overconfident Inca Emperor Atahualpa.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Peru Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Peru.

Photo courtesy of Euasik via Wikipedia.

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