Thursday, August 9, 2018

My Rural Travelogue (Part XXI): Maras, Peru and the "Comisaria Rural"

I am traveling in Peru and Ecuador on a family vacation, and a few days ago was in Maras, Peru, a "village" of about 3,000 residents (according to our tour guide) between Cusco city and the Sacred Valley.  The area is best known for its "salinaria" and the nearby Incan ruins at Moray, but I found myself preoccupied with the use of the word "rural" in this sign on the main square:  Comisaria Rural PNP Maras.  I didn't see the word "rural" used elsewhere in my Peruvian travels, so I asked our guide what it was.  He explained that this is the rural police.

I later looked up Comisaria Rural on Google Translate and it produced this:
State institution whose function is to guarantee, maintain and restore internal order, provide protection and assistance to people and the community, ensure compliance with laws and public and private heritage security, prevent, investigate and combat crime; monitor and control borders.
This does not sound rural-specific, but rather seems to refer to the broader Peruvian police and security forces.

After passing through Maras, we were onto the ruins at Moray, where we saw hundreds of Peruvians in costume playing out a festival celebrating the Incan New Year, on August 1.  Our guide told us that these Peruvians came from the village of Maras.  Many uniformed officers were also present to direct traffic and keep order, and a number of them wore uniforms that were marked Comisaria Rural PNP Maras.

By the way, Googling "Comisaria Rural PNP Maras" for photos brings up lots of interesting ones, including an apparent dead body (covered up) right outside the Comisaria office.

1 comment:

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