Greenpeace activists’ Nazca Lines stunt angers Peruvian government.

Public Shame and Humiliation for Greenpeace…

…If Not Criminal Prosecution.

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Drone Footage Shows Extent of Damage From Greenpeace Stunt at Nazca Line

     Just as leaders met recently in Lima Peru, to ponder how to somehow change the earth’s climate, during the 2014 United Nations annual COP20, on climate change; Greenpeace activists’ took a hike into the Peruvian desert, some two hundred miles from the capital city, laying out a protest sign in the Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines were created some 2,000 years ago and the surrounding terrain will now bear the activists’ foot prints for hundreds of years, if not thousands. The area is off limits to the public. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not that UNESCO or being labeled a WHS is a good thing, and I’ll write about that in a future article. The point is that Greenpeace has shown blatant disrespect for Peru, and Peruvians heritage. In December of this year, Greenpeace also projected a sign onto Huayna Picchu, at Machu Picchu. While the projection didn’t cause damage, it degrades the beauty and peacefulness of Machu Picchu. A lot of tourists visit Peru’s historical sites and Machu Picchu every day. They spend a lot of cash to do so and for Greenpeace to interfere with that is wrong. After all, it is indeed these sites in Peru that attract tourism from all over the world. In all fairness, (fair and balanced reporting), it’s not just Greenpeace causing problems at Peru’s major historical sites: In March 2014, a vandal defaces Cusco’s famous twelve angle stone in this Peru This Week article. Then in August 2014, charges were filed against a developer who a year prior had leveled a 4,000 year old pyramid, and planned to level three more to build stack and pack apartments, taking advantage of Lima’s booming housing construction. The site that was damaged forever was at El Paraíso on the edge of Lima….as you will read in the InterAmerican Security Watch article, many other sites have also been damaged, or destroyed beyond repair.

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