Wednesday November 18, 2015

Largely due to the implementation of the Olmos Irrigation project, Peruvian products such as sweet white onions and paprika peppers are now being sent to US and Spanish markets.

Grown at the Pampa Baja Farm, where an average 3,150 tons of onions and paprikas are harvested, these products are later shipped abroad from Northern Peru’s Piura region’s Paita port.

The Pampa Baja company started agricultural operations in Arequipa valleys (more…)

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Foreign arrivals grow by 7.8% in 2015

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Foreign arrivals in the first nine months of 2015 grew by 7.8% from the same period last year, which generates a positive tourist flow of 185,967 visitors. These visitors, coming primarily from Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain and France lead the growth advancing 10% as a group, and outpacing the total growth rate for the first nine months of the year. Visitors from these 10 countries account for 76% of total international arrivals.

This growth has been made possible by recent efforts to promote inter-regional tourism (more…)

Peru signs agreement in favor of Local Communities

Tuesday November 17, 2015

On November Executive Branch Committee, composed of members of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and community leaders across Tigre, Corrientes and Marañon river basins in Loreto region, signed agreements on health, housing, education and environmental protection.

Held at the Achuar community Jose Olaya located in the Corrientes river basin in Trompeteros town (Loreto), this meeting took place as part of the commitments previously established in coordination with the “apus” (chiefs) and presidents of local associations. (more…)

Qali Warma will provide nutritious breakfast for Peruvian school kids

Tuesday November 17, 2015

While presenting the new 2016 Qali Warma Procurement, Manual Peruvian Development and Social Inclusion Minister Paola Bustamante announced that in 2016, Qali Warma – a government-run program designed to provide breakfast to students from low-income households – will provide school breakfasts that contain 85% more quinoa than in the past, while an extra DHA component will be added to milk to support children’s brain and cognitive developments.

“The purchase process will begin on December 7th . . . (more…)

Peruvian dog breaks Guinness Skating Record

Friday November 13, 2015

The Peruvian bulldog Otto, made breaking news this week when he broke the Guinness record for longest distance skating with a skateboard by a dog – passing through a tunnel formed between the legs of 30 people.

A real celebrity on Facebook, Otto’s page has over 26,000 followers. The three year old dog and well known surfer, achieved his record on the Costa Verde Lima in front of a group of young people, including spectators and participants, reported (more…)

Peru Waives Visa Requirement for Europeans

Wednesday November 11, 2015

While many European tourists have temporarily been enjoying the privilege of traveling to Peru without a visa, a large chunk of other citizens from the region haven’t. Peru recently announced, however, that it will extend the visa waiver to more European citizens coming to the country temporarily.

This decree, issued by the Foreign Ministry of Peru, extends the temporary exemption from the visa requirement to citizens of countries who are members of the European Union in the Schengen Area (more…)

Peru Ranks 3rd in Region for English Skills

Wednesday November 11, 2015

As business and trade expand among South American countries and foreign, English-speaking countries, the importance of speaking English at a professional level continues to rise dramatically.

Armando Cavero of El Comercio says that two of the requirements for a top executive are to have an MBA and secondly, speak fluent English.

According to a recent survey by Education First, Peru places third in the Latin American region. (more…)

World Congress of World Heritage Sites in Arequipa

Monday November 09, 2015

From November 2 to November 6th the 13th World Congress of the Organization of Word Heritage Cities, the OWHC, took place in the beautiful city of Arequipa in Southern Peru.

After four days of lectures and presentations by specialists in conversation and others, the Congress concluded with 180 representativees from 55 countries declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Oaxaca (Mexico), Valparaiso (Chile), Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium), Lyon (France) and Angra (Portugal) (more…)

Free Admission to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum November 8th

Monday November 02, 2015

As El Niño nears and concerns continue to rise for the integrity of various archaeological sites, the desire to visit historical heritage before it’s too late has new urgency. In accordance with this increased interest and the 13th anniversary celebration of the the most important museum in the Peru’s archaeology-rich region, Lambayeque, will be offering free admission to some of their exhibits, including Señor de Sipan’s grave on November 8th.

Peruvian Gymnast makes History in Scotland

Monday November 02, 2015

Big news for peru: for the first time in history, a Peruvian gymnast will advvance to the Qualifying Olympic tournament for Rio 2016. Ariana Orrego, the qualifying athlete achieved her ranking after competing in Scotland in the World Championships.

Member of the National Gymnastics team, the athlete thoroughly impressed the judges with her exceptional performance in Glasgow. Orrego earned a score of 52.165 in the event of uneven bars – also become the first Peruvian to win this qualifying achievement. (more…)

Restaurants partner with Action Against Hunger to fight Malnutrition in Peru

Monday November 02, 2015

A new campaign, “Restaurants Against Hunger,” is taking place in Lima in October and November with the objective to fight child malnutrition in Peru. This crusade, in which more than 200 participating restaurants will be selling “solidarity dishes” that will contribute to the different Peruvian projects of Action Against Hunger – a foundation that provides food, fresh water, and economic self-sufficiency in the Americas.

Below are 5 recommend dishes.

Peru now one of the World’s Top 10 Providers of Food

Tuesday October 27, 2015

During the last four years, Peru has become the largest exporter of not only Quinoa, the golden grain of the inca’s, but also of maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, and asparagus. This has been reported by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI).

With this success Peru is now one of the world’s top 10 providers of food, thanks to the wonderfull soil donditions and micro-climates. Next to maca, asparagus and quinoa, Peru also exports grapes, avocados, beans, ginger mangoes and coffee; Peru is actually the second largest exporter of organic coffee. (more…)

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