PERU: HOSTAGE DRAMA IN CAJAMARCA

The War of Brothers between Sapa Inca Huáscar and Atahualpa became the beginning of a much greater disaster. The War of Brothers cost hundreds of thousands of lives, but the Spanish conquest came to cost millions. No one could know that the great collapse of the Inca Empire would follow the first cries, the first…

PERU: THE DEVISION OF THE INCA EMPIRE

If Atahualpa had been his fathers general and governor in the north, then he at the death of the father could try to fight for the position as Sapa Inca. He was sitting in a capital, a new capital, which must have given him legitimacy or the feeling of such one. His power base would…