Thursday May 05, 2016

The Peruvian Capital Lima has reinforced its position as key air traffic centre in South-America. This is because of the newly announced air routes by popular airlines during this week.

With the introduction of these new international routes the capital secures its key position as airport on the continent. PromPeru works hard to promote the tourist activities in Peru by implementing strategic alliances.

It was announced that the airline LAN will be operating the new Washington D.C. – Lima route. The first flight of this route arrived in Lima the third of May at 6:20 in the morning. (more…)

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Minimum Wage in Peru Increases

Tuesday May 03, 2016

As millions of Peruvians celebrated Labor Day on Sunday, May 1st, they also had something else to celebrate: an increase in the minimum wage!

Starting on May 1st, President Ollanta Humala declared a new minimum monthly wage of S/. 850. The minimum wage used to be S/. 750, so it saw an increase of S/. 100.

Humala announced this good news while attending a meeting of Trabaja Peru. The meeting took place in Puno on March 30th. (more…)

The small-eared zorro has been spotted in Peru!

Tuesday May 03, 2016

In 1983, a dog with short ears appeared and scientists deemed it a ´´small-eared zorro.´´ First appearing in the Amazon in 1987, it hasn´t been sighted in a long time. In fact, in 2013, it was put on the List of Threatened Species.

However, Peru´s National Service of Natural Protected Areas and Frankfurt Zoological Society-Peru recently made an amazing discovery. They had set up cameras in various regions of Peru, and discovered a sighting of this rare animal on one of the cameras. (more…)

Peru Aids in Earthquake Relief

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Jose Sandoval, Ecuadorian Ambassador, declared that Peru had a ´´wonderful and quite generous response´´ to the earthquake in Ecuador when he went on the RPP radio.

He thanked the Peruvian government and people for all of their support, which totaled 500 tons of aid that was delivered to Ecuador.

He also mentioned that Peru not only sent humanitarian aid, but also aid in the form of personnel, which included Armed Forces and medical experts.

Peru Celebrates Labor Day

Tuesday May 03, 2016

The National Institute of Statistics and Information announced that approximately 15,918,900 Peruvians participated in the celebrations of Labor Day on Sunday, May 1st.

A survey was recently taken to examine the expansion in the working population in the past 5 years. It was discovered that the male working population increased by 6.5% and the female working population increased by 4.2%.

Particularly in urban areas, the working population has greatly increased. In fact, it expanded by 9.6%. (more…)

Mining in Peru Expands

Tuesday May 03, 2016

The National Institute of Statistics and Information recently announced an expansion of 23.40% in Peru´s mining industry.

The head of the National Institute of Statistic and Information, Anibal Sanchez, declared this increase in the mining and hydrocarbon sector to be a result of more copper, molybdenum, silver, and gold that were extracted from Peru´s mines.

Although the production of lead, tin, zinc, and iron decreased and the production of oil also decreased, the overall mining sector of Peru expanded.

Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016

The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. (more…)

The world’s most important chili/pepper event will be held in Peru

Thursday April 28, 2016

The international markets are demanding more and more of Peru’s chilies and peppers. These exports increased with 19% and cashed in $271.8 million according to the Adex (Exporters association).

In the first months of 2016 the total of the Peruvian exports were about $36.6 million.

Because of the growing export numbers within the international markets, Peru has been chosen to host the 23rd International Pepper Conference 2016. This conference is the world’s most important Capsicum event. (more…)

Tourism reduces poverty in Peru

Tuesday April 26, 2016

In the past five years, more than 300,000 new jobs have been created in Peru due to the tourism industry. The Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva affirmed that this job creation has aided in the reduction of poverty throughout the country.

Silva announced, ‘’It has meant a greater participation of small enterprises and women in the tourism industry.’’ Because of this, more people have jobs and more women are involved in business.

Looking back on 2015, tourism brought in a revenue of $3.32 billion and expanded by 7.5%. (more…)

The Demand for Guinea Pigs increases

Tuesday April 26, 2016

The National Institute of Agriculture Innovation is a research team that is dedicated to improve guinea pigs in the countries of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Not only are countries in South America interested in this endeavor, but Africa has also expressed interest. Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are planning to host events on food security, and Peru has been invited to said events.

The lead research of the National Institute of Agriculture Innovation (more…)

Disaster Risk Reduction Conference to be held in Lima

Tuesday April 26, 2016

On December 5th and 6th of 2016, Lima will host an International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The College of Engineers of Peru and the World Federation of Engineering of Organizations have been working tirelessly to ensure that the world’s experts will be present at the Conference. Almost 800 specialists, coming from all around the world, are expected.

The mission of this Conference is to establish a game plan for disasters that may strike (more…)

Peru leads in maca and grape exports

Tuesday April 26, 2016

The Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry of Peru recently announced that Peru is one of the world’s main food exporting countries. It currently ranks as the world’s leading exporter of maca, and ranks fifth in the export of grapes.

In 2015, maca sales exceeded $6.6 million, which required a record production of 58,000 tonnes of maca. Most of this production was exported to Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam. The specific regions of Peru that lead in maca production are Pasco, Junin, and Huancavelica.

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