Wednesday December 07, 2016
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At this year´s World Travel Awards, Peru was named the #1 culinary spot for the 5th consecutive year!

Every year, the World Travel Awards are held to recognize the top destinations throughout the world.

Peru now holds the great prestige of being honored for its gastronomy for so many years in a row. The Peruvian Commission for the Promotion of Export and Tourism asserted that this honor is due to a team effort in Peru.

Furthermore, Peru was named the top Culinary Destination in South America (more…)

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Earthquake in Puno

Tuesday December 06, 2016
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An earthquake has hit the city of Puno and Lake Titicaca with a magnitude of 6. Eight repetitions with a bit lower magnitude, between 3.8 and 4.3 on the Richter scale, hit the region again on Saturday.

At 1:09 pm, 60 kilometres east of Lampa, another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit Peru last Saturday.

In addition, a girl of five years died in a collapsed house in the damaged areas of Vila Vila, Ocuviri and Santa Lucia.

The geophysical institute of Peru (IGP) confirmed the magnitudes (more…)

National Geographic crowns Peru among top destinations for travelling

Tuesday December 06, 2016
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Just recently, Peru was featured as one of National Geographic’s Top 5 destinations for travellers next year. The “must-see destination” was ranked as number 5 in the leading travel magazine from the UK.

Likewise, the city Choquequirao in the Cusco region was recently highly ranked in the Lonely Planet’s best travel regions. This is another place you should not miss when coming to Peru.

Moreover, the airline British Airways introduced a direct flight from London to Lima last year in May. (more…)

Miracles at the Ballestas Islands

Tuesday December 06, 2016
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There are miracles happening at the Ballestas Islands that can be considered natural wonders. In the Ica region, many archaeological and natural wonders are making the visitors speechless.

These rocky islands are densely populated with pure wildlife and nature.

In addition, one can explore these islands, which lie in front of the National Reserve of Paracas, with a boat to observe the guano birds, seabirds, sea lions and Humboldt penguins.

With a costal marine ecosystem and its rich biodiversity (more…)

Arequipa Sets Record for the World´s Largest Rocoto Relleno

Monday November 28, 2016
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Arequipa, Peru, recently set a new record for the world´s largest rocoto relleno, also known as stuffed pepper, which is a typical Peruvian dish.

The dish consists of beef, onion, garlic, eggs, raisins and peanuts, along with the spicy rocoto. In this particular preparation of the dish, over two thousand rocotos were used.

The final rocoto relleno weighed 542 killos and 700 grams. This outweighed the dish holding the Guinness World Record by 200 kilos.
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Millions of Tourists to Flock to Peru in 2017

Monday November 28, 2016
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Peru´s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism expects millions of tourists to flock to Peru throughout 2017.

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Eduardo Ferreyros, specifically announced that 4.36 million tourists will travel to Peru in the next year.

In addition to mining and agriculture, tourism is one of Peru´s main industries that draws foreign currency. Because of this, the government seeks to increase tourism in Peru to benefit the economy.
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The peruvian Mango Grows in popularity

Monday November 28, 2016
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The Peruvian mango is growing in popularity, especially in the Chinese market. In fact, mango exports have increased dramatically this past year.

Peru´s National Customs and Tax Administration announced that exports of Peruvian mangos has increased 628% this year.

Experts estimate that this surge in mango exports is due to the recent agreements that expanded China´s free trade agreements. In addition, direct flights between China and Peru have been increased in order to facilitate easier trade. (more…)

Potential Water Project at Lake Titicaca

Tuesday November 22, 2016
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An announcement was recently made by the Peruvian government about a potential water project at Lake Titicaca.

The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation has been in the process of planning a water project around Lake Titicaca. They recently announced that they would make a final decision about the project before the end of the year.

The project involves constructing 10 water treatment plans at Lake Titicaca. The project has been in progress for over two years, making many people doubt it.
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Agricultural Fair to Take Place in Lima

Tuesday November 22, 2016
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At the end of November, an agricultural fair will take place in Lima. The municipality will organize this event.

The fair is to be called the ´´Countryside Showcase´´ Fair. Staying true to its name, it aims to promote agricultural production in Peru.

The fair will take place on Alameda de la Integracion Blvd in the last weekend of November. The display will exhibit 40 producers from all across Peru.

In fact, people attending the event will have the opportunity to buy agricultural products from the different areas of Peru. (more…)

APEC Leaders Plan to Work Together to Better the Quality of Life

Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation recently met in Lima, Peru. Together, they plan to better the quality of life for citizens across the world.

The theme of the APEC Summit of 2016 was for quality growth and human development. Although other issues were discussed, the main focus was on human development.

All leaders of APEC signed a declaration that stated, ´´We therefore recognize that our efforts to achieve APEC´s objectives and goals must remain focused on improving the lives of our people.´´
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Fire Breaks Out in Lima Shopping Mall

Tuesday November 22, 2016
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On Wednesday, November 16th, a fire broke out in a Peruvian shopping mall called Larcomar. The fire killed four people and injured many.

Larcomar is a shopping mall in Lima´s district of Miraflores. In addition to various shops and restaurants, it has a movie theater on the lower level of the mall.

It was in this movie theater that the fire broke out. Officials believe that it started due to failure in the electrical wiring of the theater.

Specifically, it is believed that there was a short circuit in the electrical system of one of the rooms (more…)

Peru has its first cloned animal

Tuesday November 15, 2016
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Peru has officially cloned its first animal! Peruvian researchers Luis Murga Valderrama and Jenin Cortez Polanco achieved this new development.

They used scientist Gabor Vajta´s method, the Hand Cloning method. The scientists completed this amazing feat at the National University Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza.

The cloned cow was born this past July and is named Alma C1. As to be expected, this first animal clone has changed the perspective of many Peruvian scientists and has sparked interest among Peruvian people. (more…)

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