Friday August 22, 2014
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The 83 year old Julio de Almeida is the last prisoner on Ilha Grande, near the coast of Rio de Janeiro

Nowadays the island is a popular tourist destination, but for a century it was completely closed off. First it was used to house a leper colony. Later it turned into a top security prison. It was closed in 1994 but Julio still lives there.

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Peru can detect Ebola virus within 24 hours

Thursday August 21, 2014
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Peru has all that is necessary to detect the Ebola virus within 24 hours. Up till now there have not been any cases of the virus reported in Peru, but the National Institute of Health (INS) declares they are prepared.

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Simon Bolivar on the white screen

Wednesday August 13, 2014
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The story of the liberator of South America from the Spanish is going digital. Simon Bolivar was a born aristocrat that turned revolutionary and freed the South American continent from colonialism. A big budget movie is about to be released. (more…)

A new 1 Soles coin for Peru

Friday August 08, 2014
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Thursday a new 1 soles coin has been issued by the Central Resere Bank (BCR) of Peru. The coin depicts the Huaca de la Luna site (Temple of the Moon).This archaeological site was built between100 BC – 650 AD and is located close to the Northern city of Trujillo. (more…)

New Nazca geoglyphs exposed in Peru

Wednesday August 06, 2014
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The Nazca lines are ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert in Peru’s Southern Ica region. They exist of hundreds of individual designs, varying in complexity between simple lines and stylized figures, such as hummingbirds, spiders and monkeys. (more…)

Award for leader of indigenous people in Peru

Friday August 01, 2014
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Last Tuesday, the leader of the Asháninka (indigenous people living in the rainforests of Peru) was awarded the Bartolome de las Casas Prize.This price was created in 1991 to support contribution to rights and values of indigenous people. (more…)

The Lima International Book Fair 2014 opened its doors

Thursday July 24, 2014
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Last Friday started the 19th edition of the Lima International Book Fair, a book fair in Lima that is known as the largest book fair in Peru.

The objective of this book event is to promote the habit of reading by raising the access to literature by showing the latest published books and to fight against piracy of books.

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Archaeologists discover a 3500 year old temple of fishermen in northwest Peru

Thursday July 24, 2014
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During recent archeological findings, they discovered a temple where the first shark fishermen in Gramalote, a village situated in the north-west Peruvian province Trujillo, completed their mysterious rituals.

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Archaeologists discover a new grave at the Temple of the Moon in Northern Peru

Thursday July 17, 2014
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Huaca de la Luna or the Temple of the Moon is, along with the Huaca del Sol or the Temple of the Sun, part of Huacas de Moche, which are the ruins of ceremonial sites of the ancient Moche capital city named Cerro Blanco.

The Moche culture flourished along the Peruvian north coast between 100 AD and 800 AD.
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Peru’s Mistura Food Festival attracts up to 30 000 foreign visitors

Tuesday July 15, 2014
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Mistura Food Festival in Lima, Peru, became since its first edition in 2008 Latin America’s largest gastronomic fair.

The fair planning committee expects that more than 30 000 foreigners will visit Peru in September to attend the fair this year.

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Lima hosts best Airport in South America

Wednesday July 09, 2014
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Recently, Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport – Peru’s biggest airport, located in Calloa –  has been named “Best Airport in South America” by Skytrax for the sixth consecutive year.
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Archeologists uncover new culture in Peruvian desert

Tuesday July 08, 2014
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Archeologists from the University of Wroclaw in Poland have discovered 150 graves of an unknown culture that lived in the Peruvian Atacama desert, prior to the expansion of the Tiwanaku civilization.

The Atacama Desert is a plateau that covers 1000 km of land in the countries Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
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