Tuesday August 15, 2017
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Inter-regional flights connecting Trujillo and Iquitos as well as Cusco are Iquitos are coming soon. The Peruvian Government is currently working with commercial airlines to offer the ability to avoid the need to make connections in the nation’s capital Lima, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros announced on Wednesday.

“The Cusco-Trujillo service is already operating. We are now working on the connection with Iquitos because we want services from northern Peru to Iquitos and from Iquitos to Cusco,” Ferreyros told Andina news agency. (more…)

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International Rainforest Expo Showcases Peru´s Superfoods

Tuesday August 15, 2017
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Expo Amazonica 2017, Peru’s top Amazon rainforest produce trade event, featured many national and international buyers this year, plus some 70 Peruvian exporters in the cities of Moyobamba and Tarapoto.

The expo, an international showcase for agrarian products in the Peruvian jungle, mainly for the so-called “superfoods”, aroused the interest of foreign buyers, said Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros. Sacha inchi, camu camu berries, aguaje, and hearts of palm were just some of the superfoods showcased this year that were trying to take the top spots from coffee and cocoa (more…)

Peru Becomes World´s Second Largest Mango Exporter

Tuesday August 15, 2017
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It was reported that from 2015 to 2016, Peru increased their mango exports by 1.3%, surpassing several countries to become the world´s second largest exporter of mangoes. In the process, the fruit also became the country’s 5th most exported agricultural product.

Major importers of the delicious fruit from Peru include The United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, another country which tops the mango export rankings.

It is important to note that the consumption of mangos in the United States (more…)

Arequipa Celebrations: Major Attractions in “Ciudad Blanca”

Tuesday August 15, 2017
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The city of Arequipa celebrated its 477th anniversary of its foundation by Spanish settlers this past week as thousands of national and international tourists visited “La Ciudad Blanca” or “White City”.

Arequipa is the second most inhabited city in Peru. The region is considered one of the most beautiful in Peru, due to its architecture, gastronomy, impressive landscapes, imposing volcanoes and for having the deepest canyon in the world! The following list explains the top tourist attractions in this rich historical city.
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Mexico Returns Archaeological Artifacts to Peru

Friday August 11, 2017
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168 cultural artifacts of pre-Colombian origin will be returned to Peru by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Hundreds of vases, textiles, and figures that originated from six different civilizations, including Moche, Nazca, Wari, Chimu, Chancay and Sican were returned.

The repatriation of these artifacts was facilitated by an official agreement regarding stolen cultural assets that was signed between both countries. The agreement, called the Convention for the Protection and Recovery of Stolen Archaeological (more…)

Peru to Begin Large-Scale Solar Energy Project

Friday August 11, 2017
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Peru is an excellent location for harnessing solar energy, generating as much as much as 2,400 kilowatt hours of expected energy from a kw of panels installed. In fact, Peru generates about as much solar energy as Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States, one of the sunniest cities in the world.

The proposed project will be able to produce energy at a staggeringly low cost to buyers, about 4.8 cents per kilowatt hour of solar energy produced. The initiative should help lower prices to incentivize Peruvian citizens to power their homes through renewable energy. (more…)

Cable Car Construction at Machu Picchu Again Topic of Debate

Friday August 11, 2017
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The Ministry of Tourism in Peru is again contemplating the construction of a cable car to improve, and possibly increase, access to the Machu Picchu.

Several times the idea has been proposed, and each time it has not been passed due to safety, aesthetic, environmental or other concerns. This time may be different though, as a cable car was recently built alongside the walled settlement of Kuelap in the Amazonas Region. This was done in an attempt to promote tourism and the idea seems to be gaining steam in and around the Cusco area. (more…)

Peru to Join UN Security Council Beginning in 2018

Friday August 11, 2017
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As of January 1, 2018 and lasting for a period of two years, Peru will be a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

This will not the first time that Peru has served as a non-permanent member of the council. Since 1955, Peru has been as a member of the prestigious council on four separate occasions, a significant accomplishment that highlights the high-standing of Peruvian diplomacy.

Peru comes into this new diplomatic position at an interesting time due to the wars raging throughout the Middle East (more…)

Peru´s Grape Producers Introduce New Varieties

Tuesday July 18, 2017
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Peru´s grape producers have now introduced new varieties of grapes to the country´s production, as a response to the non-traditional grapes now preferred by the international market.

Currently, these new grapes now make up around 6.9 percent of Peru´s total grape production.

Of these new grape varieties, there are five types that are currently dominating the market, making up 85 percent of the production of the new varieties. The most popular of these grapes is called Sweet Celebration, followed by Arra 15, Timpson, Magenta, and Sweet Jubilee. (more…)

Scientists to Explore Peru´s Alto Mayo River Basin

Tuesday July 18, 2017
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A group of scientists is set to explore Peru´s Alto Mayo river basin in mid-August. Specifically, the scientists are investigating the biodiversity above and below ground in this protected area of Northern Peru´s San Martín department.

According to The National Service of Protected Areas of Peru (SERNAP), a group of 50 different scientists from both Peru and abroad will be a part of this expedition.

Besides researching the area´s surface biodiversity, the scientists will also be looking into the subterranean biodiversity of the area (more…)

Peruvian National Team Moves Up in World Ranking

Tuesday July 18, 2017
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The Peruvian national soccer has moved up in the FIFA world rankings from 15th place to 14th place, putting them just behind heavyweights like Spain, England, and Italy.

However, Peru faces a lot of tough competition from other South American teams. The national teams from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia still rank higher than Peru.

Peru also faces a tough road ahead with qualifier matches against Ecuador and Bolivia, which will determine if Peru will secure a berth in the 2018 World Cup. Peru must win these games in order to qualify. (more…)

Peruvian Sandwich Shop Opens in Chicago Outskirts

Tuesday July 18, 2017
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A new Peruvian sandwich shop has opened up in the outskirts of Chicago. The chef, Cesar Chang, is a native of Peru who decided to show the United States what Peruvian food is all about.

The name of Chang´s restaurant is Sanguche, which is the word in Peru used to refer to sandwich. Fittingly, his restaurant is modeled after the traditional Peruvian sandwich shop, and offers typical selections like their best-selling lomo saltado sandwich.

Chang was interviewed by the local newspaper in Naperville (more…)

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