Thursday December 18, 2014
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The GDP of Peru is predicted to drop 15% inside the century due to effects of climate change, a recent comprehensive study announced. Environmental effects will bring detrimental damages to the fishery, agriculture and mining sectors. Fishery and mining, along with tourism, are the three leading drivers of Peru’s economy.

The study, released by a joint effort between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Peruvian government, says that in particular fisheries and the anchovy market will take a serious dive. (more…)

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Peru Begins Construction on Natural-Gas Pipeline

Thursday December 18, 2014
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Peru has announced that work on the Gaseoducto Sur Peruano (GSP) gas pipeline is underway and that the pipeline soon will be a reality. The government agency responsible for contracting the project, ProInversion, made public in June of this year that a partnership between a Brazilian construction company and a Spanish natural-gas transportation company had won the bidding competition to build the line. Their partnership, called Gaseoducto Sur Peruano which gave name to the pipeline, will help to bring natural gas to the cities of Cusco, Apurimac, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna from the gas fields of Camisea in central Peru. The GSP pipeline will stretch 600 miles. GSP the partnership has a 34 year concession on the pipeline. (more…)

Peru in Outrage over Greenpeace Stunt at Nazca Lines

Wednesday December 17, 2014
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On Monday Dec. 8th Greenpeace may have crossed the line, literally. In their most recent publicity stunt, twenty Greenpeace activists from seven countries used the Nazca Lines in southern Peru to broadcast a message to the COP20 representatives in Lima. Trekking a kilometer from the highway in the darkness of pre-dawn hours they arrived at the hummingbird figure where they laid out a message on the ground in giant yellow letters: “Time for Change! The Future is Renewable” signed with their name underneath, “Greenpeace.”
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“Peru Honored with ’2014 World’s Leading Culinary Destination’ Award”

Wednesday December 10, 2014
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Each year the World Travel Awards honors different countries for excellence in all areas of the tourism industry and global travel. On Monday Dec. 8th Foreign Trade and Tourism minister, Magali Silva, confirmed that Peru had won the highly coveted 2014 World’s Leading Culinary Destination award. Additionally, Perutravel, an official tourism website run by the Peruvian government, was honored with the World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website 2014 award.

The awards ceremony was held on Anguilla, an island in the Caribbean, with Juan Luis Reus in attendance to accept the awards on behalf of Minister Silva. (more…)

“Hopes are High for COP20 Climate Talks in Lima”

Wednesday December 10, 2014
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The first week of COP20 climate talks in Lima concluded as negotiators entered a second and final week of debate this Monday. The event, which has drawn representatives from 195 countries, non-profits, and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Watson to Peru, began on Dec. 1st and is scheduled to end on Dec. 12th. COP20, which stands for the 20th Conference of the Parties, is a yearly environmental conference that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (more…)

Less hunger and malnutrition in Peru

Wednesday December 03, 2014
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The FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, says hunger and malnutrition in Peru has been reduced. After years of implementing government programs the FAO can say that between 1992 and 2002 the number of hungry people in Peru dropped from 7 million to 2.7 million. Jazmine Casafranca of the FAO says Peru accomplished the biggest reduction of hunger of all South American countries. (more…)

Ed Sheeran to Lima in April 2015

Monday December 01, 2014
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Ed Sheeran is about to come to Lima. On the 21st of April 2015 he will give away a show singing his greatest hits as well as songs from his latest album. The singer is known for his mixture of musical styles like folk, pop and hip-hop. Most famous songs of Sheeran are ‘Lego House’ and ‘A team’.

Sheeran’s rise to fame began in 2012 when he made a guest appearance on a Taylor Swift album. He also wrote songs for One Direction. (more…)

British teachers heading to Peru

Tuesday November 25, 2014
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The United Kingdom will send some 500 teachers to Peru in 2015. This in an effort to improve the quality of teaching the English language. Also about 200 Peruvian teachers will go to the U.K. to learn the language better. According to education Minister Jaime Saavedra Chanduvì: “It has always been said that the English teachers have deficiencies in speaking the language. Training the language in the U.K. is a way to solve the problem.” (more…)

Hundreds of sea lions dead along Peruvian coast

Monday November 24, 2014
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Along the Anconcillo beach, in Northern Peru, hundreds of sea lions have been found dead. It is not clear yet what happened to the animals. Environmental officials of Peru and regional police forces are investigating the matter. Possibly the animals were sick or ate trash, although there are people that accuse fisherman of poisoning the mammals.

Since the rotting corpses are a health hazard, they have all been removed from the beach. (more…)

Gaston Acurio, Peruvian chef awarded by UNESCO

Thursday November 20, 2014
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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.

After receiving the awards, Acurio stated: “I accept this award on behalf of thousands of Peruvians who perform their daily work quietly in order to build this image of Peruvian cooking which is now beginning to be recognized around the world.” (more…)

Great year for the Andean Quinoa

Wednesday November 19, 2014
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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
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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…)

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