Thursday November 20, 2014

Because of his positive representation of Peru earlier this week, the Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio received two simultaneous recognitions in Paris. He was recently honored by UNESCO and was also presented with a diploma from the world’s largest hospitality institution Le Cordon Bleu. (more…)

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Great year for the Andean Quinoa

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Quinoa seems to be a genuine superfood. Not just because of its great nutritional value but also because of its remarkable performance in the international markets this year.

Between January and September the Peruvian quinoa exportation has grown 222%, according to Gestión. Comex Sunat reports that the Peruvian quinoa export totaled US$ 141 million during an 8 months period in 2014. (more…)

“Peru’s agro exports will increase by US$ 1 billion”

Tuesday November 18, 2014

To make Peru’s export grow, US$ 222 million will be invested into The Olmos Irrigation Project in Northern Peru. This will provide irrigation and electricity for the northern regions of Lambayeque, Piura and Cajamarca. Today, on November 18, the project will be inaugurated by irrigating the new 38,000 crop hectares, plus the already existing 5,500 hectares by a water intake. The Ceremony for the start of the project will be visited by President Ollanta Humala and other personalities. (more…)

Peruvians won Marathon of the Andes

Monday November 17, 2014

Last Sunday the Marathon of the Andes set a new record. The winning time was 2:18:30. Raul Pacheco finished nearly 150 meters ahead of second place winner Alene Emera, of Ethiopia.In the women’s division, Inés Melchor set a new record with a finishing time of 2:39:06. A special element of the win was that both Pacheco and Melchor are natives to Huancayo, the starting place. (more…)

Ricardo Palma book fair returns to Lima

Friday November 14, 2014

Today, Friday November 14, the 35th edition of the Feria del Libro Ricardo Palma, annual book fair begins in Lima. This year attendees can expect a larger venue, a wider range of literature, as well as activities to take part in, and performances to enjoy. The location of the 17-day long event has changed this year but the entrance is still free of charge.

The theme of this year is: “Tus libros a la vista,” or “Your books in sight”. (more…)

Peruvian cuisine highlight in China-Peru Food Festival

Friday November 14, 2014

On Wednesday Ollanta Humula, Peru’s President, officially opened the Gastronomic Festival “Los Sabores y Colores del Perú” (Peru’s Flavors and Colors) in Beijing. Traditional Peruvian dishes and desserts were served.

At the event, Humula said: “The gastronomy is another of Peru’s strengths. Food unifies us. It is one of mankind’s most ancient elements for socializing. Peru provides the best of his cuisine to share with the whole world. (more…)

Traveling Festival of Indigenous Film in Lima

Thursday November 13, 2014

Mid November the traveling Festival of Indigenous Film will come to Lima. It has been on the road since August and visited various cities. Now it is coming to Lima in the light of the upcoming COP 20 and COP Indigena conferences.
The festival will feature films, music and forums from indigenous organizations. (more…)

Leonardo DiCaprio coming to Lima

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be participating in the environmental meeting COP 20. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala travelled to New York City in September to attend various conferences including the U.N. Climate Change Summit on Sept. 23. DiCaprio was also at this meeting. (more…)

Best dishes of Peruvian cuisine according to National Geographic

Tuesday November 11, 2014

National Geographic recently published an article of the 10 best specialties of Peruvian cuisine, which is known to be one of the worlds finest.

Included are meals which mainly consist of meat, for example cuy – baked or barbecued Andean guinea pig, which is served with head and legs – or anticuchos; grilled meat, mostly beef heart, served in restaurants or as street food. (more…)

Gold for Peruvian gymnast in World Cup competition

Tuesday November 11, 2014

This weekend Mariana Chiarella became Peru’s national pride at the World Cup competition held in Colombia. At the World Cup of Artistic Gymnastics in Medellin, held from November 7 to 9, Peruvian athletes did very well. (more…)

Young workers are getting more formal employment opportunities

Monday November 10, 2014

A five-year plan that proposes to create more opportunities for young workers to enter the formal market is considered by Peru’s Congress. If the plan is going to be implemented about 500,000 persons, between the ages of 18 and 24, would benefit. (more…)

Machu Picchu is 2015′s travel destination according to National Geographic

Friday November 07, 2014

National Geographic has chosen Machu Picchu, Peru’s most famous World Heritage Site, as the travel destination for 2015. A positive advertisement with nice words, interesting information and wonderful pictures was published in the National Geographic magazine to promote the Inca ruins to its subscribers. (more…)

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