Tuesday August 23, 2016

Last Sunday, August 21st, Peru celebrated Children´s Day. Across the country, various activities took place to honor children and promote their wellbeing.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the recently sworn-in president of Peru, sent a special message on his Facebook account.

He stated, ´´We must take care of our children. Children are the nation´s future. Let´s take care of our children with all our hearts. That´s my wish. Happy Children´s Day.´´ (more…)

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PPK´s administration will invest in Peru ´s sports

Tuesday August 23, 2016

After the summer Olympics just ended, sports are at the forefront of most people´s minds. Even PPK, the new president, has made a statement about investing in sports in Peru.

One of his goals is to provide more opportunities for free sports, and also to diversify the sports that are played in Peru, in addition to soccer and volleyball. He also plans to create a Ministry of Youth and Sports with the intent to get children started with sports early in life.

Doing this will require financial support, which PPK has thought through. (more…)

Peru´s Government will Promote Growth through Tourism

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Peru´s Prime Minister, Fernando Zavala, declared that the new government will rely heavily on tourism to promote growth and build the economy.

Zavala made these statements as he addressed Congress with the intent to build confidence in the new government´s plans. These plans include increasing foreign tourists in Peru to 7 million by 2021, which is double the 3.5 million foreigners that entered Peru last year.

Additionally, the Prime Minister declared to RPP radio station, ´´We want to prioritize tourism, because this is where we can create new sources of growth and new jobs for Peru.´´ (more…)

Natural Areas in Peru to be protected

Tuesday August 23, 2016

The State-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas insists that it aims to protect four areas in Peru. They will do this by putting them on the Green List of Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Being on this Green List ensures that the conservation and management of these areas is priority, and that recognition is given for the success of these sustainable sites.

The four areas that the National Service of Natural Protected Areas seeks to protect are the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (more…)

The new Sol in Peru features the country’s Shipibo-Konibo ceramic

Wednesday August 17, 2016

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru launched a new version of the one Sol coin (S/.1,00). This new coin features the Shipibo-Konibo ceramic, which was found in the Ucayali rainforest region.

The bank asserts that the coin is legal tender, meaning it can be used in all economic transactions. It will go into circulation together with the current versions of the one Sol coin.

In the centre of the obverse of the coin, you can see the National Coat of Arms with the inscription “Banco Central de Reserva del Peru”, the year of minting and an eight-sided polygon. (more…)

People Rally in Lima to Protest Violence against Women

Tuesday August 16, 2016

On Saturday, August 13th, people rallied in Lima to raise awareness for women across Peru. The march, called ´´Not One Less,´´ was scheduled for 3 pm, drawing more than 50,000 people in the protest for violence against women.

More than 2,500 police officers were present at the event to provide protection and security if needed. The Special Services Division, Emergency Division, Basic Police Services Division, Green Squad, and Terna Group were all present to provide their services.

Gladys Tejeda of Peru can run with the world´s top 15

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Peruvian runner Gladys Tejeda was part of Peru´s 2016 Olympic team in Rio and saw great success in the last few days. In fact, she proved that she is among the world´s top 15 long-distance female runners.
Competing in the Women´s Marathon, a distance of 42 kilometers, Gladys Tejeda finished with a time of 2:29:55. This placed her in the top 15 runners and the best runner from Latin America.

Tejeda also participated in the 2012 London Olympics, where she placed 42nd in the same race. This huge improvement is a great career accomplishment for the 30 year old runner. (more…)

Peru wins ISA Surfing Championships

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Although the world´s eye is on the Olympics in Rio, another exciting sporting event took place in Costa Rica last weekend: the ISA Surfing Championships.

Peru´s national surfing team participated in this event, and they ended up taking first place in the championship! The players that contributed to this win were Alonso Correa, Joaquin del Castillo, Lucca Mesinas, Miguel Tudela, Anali Gomez, and Melanie Giunta.

Lucca Messina displayed an impressive performance in the male open, allowing Peru to dominate France and Costa Rica in the final scores. (more…)

New President of Peru has high approval rating

Tuesday August 09, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was sworn in as Peru´s new president at the end of July. In his first few weeks as the President of Peru, he has received a 70.4% approval rating, according to the last CPI survey.

According to the poll, Peruvians believe PPK to have many strengths. Some of these include his experience, his ability to act as a leader, his knowledge in economics, his hardworking personality, his entrepreneurial background, his charisma, and his relationship with the Peruvian people.

With these strengths, PPK has won over the hearts of many Peruvians. (more…)

Mistura food fair coming soon to Lima

Tuesday August 09, 2016

Mistura 2016, Latin America´s most important food fair, is set to take place between September 2nd and September 11th of this year.

The Peruvian Gastronomy Society (Apega) has chosen more than 180 restaurants to participate in the fair at Lima´s Costa Verde seashore.

A few of the main chefs announced the list of eateries that will provide traditional Peruvian dishes and street food that so many people are anticipating. There are also several restaurants that will be present who provide a fusion of food, such as El Aguajal and Miski Mikuy Wanka. (more…)

Peru competes in 2016 Rio Olympics

Tuesday August 09, 2016

The opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place on Friday, August 5th at the Maracana football stadium.

Peru has a total of 29 athletes that qualified for the 2016 Olympics and will be competing for medals in the next few weeks. There are 11 different sports represented among the 29 Peruvians.

The first Peruvians to compete in this year´s Olympic Games in Rio were Renzo Leon and Camila del Valle (rowing), Juan Manuel Postigos (judo), Marko Carrillo (shooting), and Fiorella Cueva (weightlifting).

Peru has won a total of 4 medals in Olympic history. (more…)

Peru´s new president aims to double tourism in the next 5 years

Tuesday August 09, 2016

Peru sees around 3.5 million tourists come into the country each year. Though this is an impressive statistic, the new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, aims to double this number in the next five years.
The new governmental regime plans to implement strategies to increase tourism to Peru, which they claim will increase jobs, promote trade, and better Peru´s economy in general.

PPK says of this plan, ´´We are going to double tourist flow over five years. I believe, and maybe this is a little optimistic, that it must become our goal: doubling tourism, that is going to bring additional revenue worth between US$4 and US$5 billion.´´ (more…)

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