Pigs and squatters threaten Peru's Nazca lines
Squatters have started raising pigs on the site of Peru's Nazca lines - the giant designs best seen from an airplane that were mysteriously etched into the desert more than 1,500 years ago.
The squatters have destroyed a Nazca-era cemetery and the 50 shacks they have built border Nazca figures, said Blanca Alva, a director at Peru's culture ministry.
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08-15-2012 01:16 PM
Yep, it's sad that Peru has treated it's treasures so carelessly. Governments of Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia have done a much better job promoting tourism, and making sure some of that tourism trickles down to the locals who live there.