Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew, police told AFP Thursday.
The killing took place on Wednesday in a village near the Amazon city of Iquitos during a shamanic ceremony for tourists that included drinking the hallucinogenic tea that is embraced by advocates as a spirit cure.
The men, who have not been named, had both consumed the drink and after a heated argument the Briton attacked the Canadian, according to preliminary investigations.
The Canadian, 26, grabbed a knife and stabbed his victim to death.
The Briton was rushed to hospital but could not be saved and the Canadian is in police custody.
The Tico Times recently visited Iquitos to cover the increasingly popular ayahuasca tourism route in the Amazon. Read that story here.
You may be interested
Farmers protest in Costa Rica asking for debt reliefAFP and The Tico Times - January 28, 2020
About 200 Costa Rican agricultural producers protested Monday with tractors in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture…
No suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry saysThe Tico Times - January 28, 2020
Costa Rica does not have any suspected cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Monday. The Health Ministry has issued…
15-year-old dies of amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springsAlejandro Zúñiga - January 28, 2020
A 15-year-old has died in Costa Rica of amebic meningitis after contracting the rare infection at a hot spring, the…