Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Peruvian ex-leader Alberto Fujimori released from hospital

After being pardoned by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Christmas Eve 2017, the ex-leader Alberto Fujimori has been released from the hospital recently.

Alberto Fujimori (79) had been serving a sentence of 25 years for corruption and human rights crimes during the time of his government in 1990-2000.

On the night of his pardon, Fujimori had been transferred to a hospital due to “life-threatening” heart problems. (more…)

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Peru establishes new National Park in Amazon

Monday January 15, 2018
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Peru establishes new National Park in Amazon

Last Thursday, Peru officially announced the establishment of a new National Park in the Amazon. The Yaguas National Park extends 868,927 hectares in the far Northeastern rainforest of Peru.

The protection of the area is considered a great success for the preservation of natural resources, the high biodiversity and the sacred land of the local communities in Yaguas.

For the past decades, the region of Yaguas has been endangered by deforestation, illegal mining and the disappearance of important wildlife (more…)

Peru Prepares to Receive Pope Francis

Monday January 08, 2018
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Peru Prepares to Receive Pope Francis

On Thursday 18 January 2018, Pope Francis will arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima to start off his three days visit to Peru. The Pope will be attended by Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and other representatives while visiting the cities of Lima, Puerto Maldonado, and Trujillo. Before coming to Peru, the Argentine Pope will first visit neighbor country Chile. The visit of the His Holiness is expected to have a big positive influence on Peru and its community.

The Pope will fly to Lima on January 18th from Santiago (more…)

Northern Peru One of the Best Places To Travel 2018

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Northern Peru One of the Best Places To Travel 2018

According to the US digital magazine Conde Nast Travel, the north of Peru is one of the best places to travel in 2018. The list of 18 best places to travel was set up by the magazine’s publishers and based on travel experiences and recommendations. The American magazine pointed out destinations such as the archaeological site Chan Chan, Huaca de La Luna temple, Leymebamba and the Gocta waterfalls. Other must-see destinations regarding the Conde Nast Travel include Bahamas, New Orleans and the Azores, Portugal. (more…)

Arequipa Presents New Logo to Boost Local Tourism

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Arequipa Presents New Logo to Boost Local Tourism

Last week, the regional governor of Arequipa, Yamila Osorio, presented the new logo of the Marca Destino Arequipa (Arequipa Destination Brand) at a meeting with local entrepreneurs. The new logo seeks to promote tourism development in the Arequipa region. Moreover, the goal of the new logo is to work together with the public and private sector to put Arequipa in the international spotlights.

The local promotion agency “Promarequipa” organized a contest for citizens to draw their new logo for the city of Arequipa. (more…)

Dakar Rally Returns to Peru After Five Years

Monday December 18, 2017
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Dakar Rally Returns to Peru After Five Years

The 40th edition of the Dakar Rally will come back to Peru. The capital of Lima will be the starting point of the rally on January 6th. During the anniversary race edition this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade officially confirmed, Peru will once again host the Dakar after five years (four editions) and will host five stages in the race.

The Dakar Rally is a rally for cars, trucks, quads, and motorcycles which is held annually in January. The rally is driven since 2009 through the South American desert. (more…)

Peru Awarded Multiple Times During World Travel Awards

Monday December 18, 2017
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Peru Awarded Multiple Times During World Travel Awards

Peru has been awarded as the ‘Best Culinary Destination’ in the world for the sixth consecutive year! The archaeological complex Machu Picchu was named “Best Tourist Attraction” during the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Next, to that, Peru also won awards for South America’s Leading Green Destination and South America’s Leading Tourist Board.

The prizes are awarded thanks to votes on the online platform of the organization, in which professionals in tourism, entrepreneurs (more…)

Peruvian National Team Excited About World Cup Group

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Peruvian National Team Excited About World Cup Group

LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian soccer coach Ricardo Gareca said last Friday he “likes” and is happy with the group in which Peru will play the first phase of the 2018 World Cup, which will mark the return of the team to the tournament after a 36-year absence.

In addition, the coach asked that the Peruvian people believe in their team that will face France, Australia, and Denmark in Group C. Gareca described the other teams in the group as “careful rivals” after the draw held in Moscow. (more…)

Bruno Mars Plays ‘Concert of the Year’ in Lima

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Bruno Mars Plays ‘Concert of the Year’ in Lima

Peru was a witness last week of the so-called ‘concert of the year’. Bruno Mars seized the National Stadium and with his ‘magic of 24 carats,’ he left more than satisfied his more than 40 thousand fans who filled the sports arena.

Around 9:55 at night, Bruno Mars jumped onto the striking stage. As in his previous shows, ‘Finesse’ was the opening song of his delirious and unstoppable musical journey in Peru.

The impressive display of strobe lights, pyrotechnics and giant (more…)

Pan-American Surfing Games Take Place in Lima

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Pan-American Surfing Games Take Place in Lima

Fifteen countries of the Americas took part in the Pan-American Surfing Games, marking a milestone in the history of this sport. The event was the first pre-qualifier for Lima 2019. Punta Rocas Beach, a legendary location for international surfing championships, was the scene of the competition that took place between December 5 and 9.

Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela (more…)

Pope to Eat Ceviche during Visit to Peru

Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Pope to Eat Ceviche during Visit to Peru

Ceviche, the flagship dish of Peru and Peruvian cuisine, will be one of the dishes that Pope Francisco will taste during his visit to the country between January 18 and 21.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Peru, Nicola Girasoli, reported that, based on the humility and simplicity that characterizes him, the Supreme Pontiff always asks that typical dishes of the country he visits be included. Ceviche, a typical Peruvian delicious blend of seafood cooked in citrus juices, surely fits the description of a typical Peruvian dish (more…)

President of Peru Stresses Support for Environmental Conservation of Rainforests

Tuesday December 05, 2017
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President of Peru Stresses Support for Environmental Conservation of Rainforests

During the 53rd Period of Sessions of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), President PPK ratified the commitment to defend tropical forests in Peru, saying they are an essential resource for life and development. He reiterated that it is important to take into account the support that the international community has for this position.

President PPK insisted that environmental conservation should be among the priorities of any country (more…)

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