Thanks for all the responses!
As much as it killed me to do it, I sent the "propina". We simply couldn't leave Cusco and I wanted my CE before leaving on vacation. The day after thay got it, they said it was ready but the idiots did the wrong one. Name was close but that is no good!
Still don't have my CE. Visited immigration in Cusco and they gave us several phone numbers but in many many attempts, no one ever answers.
Our friend at one point came back and told us they were waiting for an answer from the municipality in Pisac where we were married so we went there to discover that the lady actually responded to immigration twice and showed us the reciepts from surpost. We sent her reponse and the reciept copies to Lima and that solved that problem.
Next they said they were waiting for the police visit/report. They said they sent it to the police in San Jeronimo even though we live in San Tiago district, so off we go. San Jeronimo have no record of the imigration request which all get logged in a book. Our friend sent us the required papers and off we went to the San Tiago commisary. We eventually convinced the officer to do it right away
. Also had to bring him to the house ourseleves. We sent the report to our friend and he took them to immigration.
Now they say that everything is ready and we have to go to Lima for pictures and signatures. Even this sounds odd as they took pictures as part of the interpol process. I would have thought that part at least could be done here in Cusco. Maybe they want more money. After my vacation I will go to immigration in Lima with recorder in my pocket.
I also discovered that immigration has my old passport on record while my CE is being processed under the new passport. This should be interesting. I found this out when I did the process to get permission to leave Peru for my vacation.
I am discovering that corruption and incompetence are plentiful here.