Thursday September 22, 2016
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Kuelap, a pre-Incan archaeological site that is located in the northeastern area of the Peruvian Andes, is said to be an up and coming tourist attraction in Peru.

In fact, some say that it will become one of the major sites that brings tourists to Peru. Located in the Province of Luya, the fortress is a product of the Chachapoyas civilization.

The Chachapoyas civilization prospered between 900 and 1400 AD, and they were conquered by the Incas just before the Spanish arrived to Peru. Their structure now known as Kuelap was the political center of their people. (more…)

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Peru´s bodybuilders wow at South American competition

Tuesday September 20, 2016
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The Peruvian bodybuilding team recently competed at a competition in Cuenca. It marked the 42nd South American Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.

In fact, the Peruvian team made an impressive display of fitness as they won four gold medals, along with six silver medals and four bronze medals.

As a team, Peru placed eighth in the tournament with a total of 226 points. First place went to Venezuela with a total of 590 points.

The athletes who won gold medals were Jean Carlos Alfaro Zapata (more…)

Peru´s government plans to double tourism in the next five years

Tuesday September 20, 2016
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The National Chamber of Tourism asserts that it plans to double the number of tourists in Peru from 3.5 million to 7 million in the next five years.

PPK and his administration have also declared this to be a goal in the coming years; to increase tourism and therefore promote the economy.

The head of the National Chamber of Tourism, Fredy Gamarra, said, ´´All measure to promote tourist inflow from China, or from other countries, will help reach the State´s goal of doubling tourism by 2021.´´
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Next two years will prove that Peru has fastest growing economy in South America

Tuesday September 20, 2016
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The Central Reserve Bank of Peru recently announced that Peru´s economy will grow 4% this year and is expected to grow 4.5% next year. This will make Peru the country with the fastest growing economy in all of South America.

The Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, Julio Velarde, asserted that growth is predicted to continue even in 2018 at a rate of 4.2%.

He says of his country´s growth: ´´Peru´s economy will be the fastest-growing of all South American nation in 2016 (4%) and 2017 (4.5%), underpinned by private investment, which is set to recover and expand 5% next year.´´ (more…)

Peruvian Athlete Placed Fourth at 2016 Paralympics

Tuesday September 20, 2016
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The Men´s Marathon took place last Sunday at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, and a Peruvian athlete placed fourth in the event.

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games took place from September 7th-18th this year and saw the participation of athletes from 161 countries.

Efrain Sotacuro, Peru´s fourth place finisher, ended with a time of 2:55:27. He is the first Peruvian athlete in history to qualify for this specific event.

His coach, Rodolfo Gomez, trained him in Mexico. (more…)

Peru looks to Brazil for experience to host the 2019 Pan American Games

Wednesday September 14, 2016
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Peru´s Minister of Education, Jaime Saavedra, made a trip to Brazil to gather information and experience for the hosting of the 2019 Pan American Games.

Saavedra met with officials to discuss the big job of hosting the Olympic Games in hopes to apply their knowledge to the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima.

Furthermore, he met with Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and International Paralympic Committee Chairman Xavier Gonzales for specific tips.

In addition, Saavedra visited the various structures built for the Olympics (more…)

Travis the Scottish Rock Band will perform in Peru

Wednesday September 14, 2016
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The Scottish rock band known as Travis will be coming to Lima on Novermber 3rd to perform in Peru. The performance will take place in the amphitheater of Exposition Park.

The band is doing a tour called ´´Everything at Once,´´ which is also the name of its eighth album. Before coming to Peru, the band will perform in London at Hyde Park in front of more than 50,000 people.

Travis is composed of four musicians: Fran Healy (lead vocals, guitar), Andy Dunlop (guitar, banjo, back-up vocals), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, back-up vocals), and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion). (more…)

Inca getup stands out at BBC Proms

Wednesday September 14, 2016
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The world´s greatest classical music festival, the UK´s BBC proms, recently featured an Incan getup that stood out in the closing song of the ceremony.

The British song ´´Rule Britannia´´ is traditionally performed at the close of each year´s festival. This year, the famous Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez performed the song while wearing an Inca-styled costume.

The costume represented the first Inca, Manco Capac. Juan Diego Florez commented to RPP radio about the experience: ´´It was such a pleasure to dress as the first Inca.´´ (more…)

Peruvian blueberries to enter Chinese Market

Wednesday September 14, 2016
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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recently visited China with the intent to open more access for Peruvian products in the Chinese market, particularly for Peruvian blueberries.

The Agriculture Ministry of Peru asserts that this is an important step for Peru´s economy, seeing as China provides access to 1.4 billion consumers.

The agreement will be finalized at the APEC Forum in Lima in the month of November. Before this takes place, Chinese officials will be coming to Peru to investigate the agricultural situation.
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Trujillo: New findings at the Chan Chan complex

Monday September 12, 2016
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The archaeological complex of Chan Chan is located in the northern Peruvian region of La Libertad, close to the city of Trujillo. Chan Chan in the Moche Valley is considered the historical capital of the Chimor Empire, which thrived from AD 900-1470 until it was conquered and integrated into the Inca empire.

Efforts have been made to analyse the significance of a unique building inside the archaeological complex: the Huaca Toledo is a stepped ruin, measuring roughly 20 m in height and 90 m in width and thus constructed differently than any other ceremonials centres that have been found on the northern coast of Peru. (more…)

President Kuczynski promises to promote sports and culture

Monday September 12, 2016
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In a ceremony for the recognition of Peru´s athletes taking part in the Rio Olympics last month, Peru´s President Kuczynski assured the support his PPK-government for more sport in the country.

During the Rio Olympics of last month, many Peruvian athletes had expressed their disappointment about the lack of support by the government and private sponsors for sports in Peru.

Now the PKK has assured to act upon the necessity to improve the infrastructure for sports in schools in Peru and emphasized the importance of sports for physical and mental development of the children. (more…)

Peruvian alpaca is the success of the Magic Show 2016

Monday September 12, 2016
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Last month´s Magic Show 2016, the international fashion fair in Las Vegas, gained Peruvian companies US$6 million in trade arrangements and sales revenues.

The trade fair is an international marketplace, held annually from August 14 to 17 in Las Vegas in the USA, presenting latest fashion in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing.

The Peruvian team at the Magic Show was able to exhibit the high-quality textiles from Peruvian Alpaca. The Peruvian top sellers at the fair were t-shirts for men, as well as woven garments for babies. (more…)

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