Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday led the Fire Lighting Ceremony of the
in Machu Picchu.
In this sense, a chasqui (an Inca Empire messenger) handed over the torch to the Head of State this morning.
On the occasion, he was joined by Lima Mayor Jorge Muñoz, as well as Cusco region authorities.
He went on to add the Pan American Torch
will begin a journey across 26 cities in the country before reaching the Lima-based National Stadium on July 26 for the Opening Ceremony.