Peru’s Cusco leads in new wonders of the world campaign

Cusco is currently the top ranked city in South America in the New7Wonders Cities global voting campaign, which aims to highlight the seven wonders of cities around the world. The ancient capital of the Incas is ranked first, followed by Mendoza, Salta and Buenos Aires in Argentina and Asuncion in Paraguay. Lima, the other Peruvian city on the list, comes in 16th. The global vote for New7Wonders Cities began in January with over 1,200 nominees from more than 220 countries. From March 7 to November 23, the choices are narrowed down to around 300 cities, with one per country, plus the top 77 voted. The finalist phase will begin on December 7, 2012, during which 28 official finalist candidates will be selected by a panel of experts. Voting will continue across the three phases until 2013, when the Official New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on December 7, 2013. The New7Wonders Cities is the third campaign in the New7Wonders movement. Previous campaigns elected the man-made New 7 Wonders of the World and the New7Wonders of Natur,  Source: Bikya Masr

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