Machu Picchu is Mexican? Hollywood thinks so.

July 30th, 2008

Many Peruvians were more than a little disappointed when Hollywood, in the recent Indiana Jones escapade in Peru, wasn’t entirely accurate. Hoping to see their country on the big screen and their rich history explored by the intrepid archaeologist, they were instead shown a strange land of Mexican mariachi-listening siesta-takers and chicken-filled international airports.

Now Hollywood has another lesson to teach those poor confused Peruvians. Machu Picchu is an Aztec ruin located in the Amazon jungles of Mexico!! Silly Peruvians.

Walt Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua (trailer) will perhaps re-educate the next US generation to enlighten them of this fact that has been carefully researched by Hollywood writers.

As the camera pans over the Inca (not Aztec) ruins of Machu Picchu, it puzzles me as to why they didn’t use a shot of the countless beautiful constructions of left by the indigenous of Mexico. I can only assume everyone in Hollywood is paid terribly, never attended school and can’t afford and internet connection.

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