Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru increases the number of tourism by attending the World Tourism Fair in France

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Peru participated in the World Tourism Fair in Paris during from 19 till 22nd of March. Peru’s appearance at big events like this are very important and this will increase the number of tourists traveling to Peru, is what Magali Silva Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism – said.

Positive news for the country of Peru, as Peru will take great advantage out of this.

About 500 local and international companies attended the fair that is considered one biggest in the world. More than 100 000 visitors and over 1000 journalists attended the fair. (more…)

The German President visited Cusco and the Machu Picchu

Wednesday March 25, 2015

The German President Joachim Gauck was in Peru this week and has visited Cusco and the Machu Picchu last Monday. Before visiting Cusco, and the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, Gauck had a busy schedule with conventions at the Government Palace.

On Sunday he visited the city center of Cusco including the cathedral. Here he was given a rosary by the Archbishop, which is a holy element of the Cathedral Church.

The president was companied by the Minister of Trade and Tourism, officials from Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Culture (more…)

Lions Rescued in Peru from Terrible Conditions in Circus

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Peru is not well known for its kind treatment of animals, and another rescue of circus animals in the news this past Thursday proves the point. Three lions were rescued from an informal circus in Piura to the north of Peru after complaints to officials about their health and safety.

Animal Defenders International (ADI), the National Forest and Wildlife Services (Serfor) and local police worked together to perform the rescue mission that successfully removed the three lions to Lima where they are being held by ADI. (more…)

Prismatic World Tour Takes Katy Perry to Lima in Sept. 2015

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Katy Perry will be visiting Lima in Sept., 2015 as part of her Prismatic World Tour. She will be performing in the Jockey Club on September 22nd and will also make appearances in Puerto Rico and Colombia while in South America.

The Prismatic World Tour is in promotion of her fourth studio album “Prism” which produced the hits “Roar” and “Dark Horse.” Tickets for the concert in Lima are on sale since March 18th.

Katy Perry has already made 66 stops throughout the U.S., 17 in England, and 25 in Australia and New Zealand. (more…)

Shopping malls in Peru

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Shopping malls are getting more and more popular in Peru! The middle class in Peru is an upcoming part of the society and seem to enjoy shopping in malls and is therefore part of the success.

For 2015 Peru is expecting to sell for 8 billion USD. This will be increase of 11% compared to last year.

With a sales production of 2.290 billion USD in 2008, shopping malls have gone beyond on what they were expecting according to Antonio Contreras, president of the Association of Shopping and Entertainment Centers of Peru (ACCEP) (more…)

Lima Wins Most Expensive Property Title on New Monopoly Board!

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Good news for Peru! Lima won a spot in the new edition of Monopoly where voters from around the world determined which international cities would appear on the game board in place of the traditional housing neighborhoods. Lima didn’t just win any old spot, however. The capital of Peru won first place and will be featured as the most expensive property on the new edition board that comes out in honor of Monopoly’s 80th anniversary.

The competition, Monopoly Here & Now, was a month long voting process and a collaboration between the board game and BuzzFeed. (more…)

Cave Paintings Dating to 7,000 BC in Southern Peru Remain Unprotected and Unkown

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Vilavilani cave in southern Peru houses some of the country’s most stunning ancient cave paintings, yet it is relatively unknown and unprotected. The paintings display scenes of the early hunters and gathers of Peru in an astounding array of colors from bright reds, yellows, oranges and browns to whites, blacks and greens. The Vilavilani cave is located in the Palca district in the region of Tacna.

Little is known about these paintings as little attention has ben paid to them. Through comparison to the near-by paintings in the caves of Toquepala (more…)

Congress to Question Mayor of Lima over Mural Destruction

Friday March 20, 2015

The mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda Lossio, has been summoned by the Peruvian Congress to appear before a committee for questioning over the recent destruction of 15 murals in downtown Lima. The vote to bring the mayor before the committee was unanimous.

Mayor Castañeda began the campaign to paint over the murals in early March, beginning with one of Tupac Amaru. Since then 15 murals have been erased to much out-cry from the artist community and political progressives.


Llamas and Alpacas May Provide the Cure for AIDS/HIV

Friday March 20, 2015

In what could possibly lead to a major breakthrough in world health, a team of international scientists are studying alpacas and llamas to find a cure for AIDS/HIV.

Researchers and experts from institutions that include the University College London, Harvard Medical School, and the Center of Animal Virology located in Argentina recently published a study in the PLOS Pathogens magazine in December. After injecting three llamas with the AIDS virus they extracted their blood and the team analyzed the antibodies present. What they discovered could change the lives of millions. (more…)

80 Chefs Create Giant Fish Tortilla in Honor of Chiclayo’s 321st anniversary

Friday March 20, 2015

There comes from Chiclayo, Peru a whale of a tale. Or perhaps, a ‘fish’ of a tale. Or a whale of a tortilla? Yesterday, in honor of their 321st anniversary, eighty chefs and fish processors from Chiclayo cooked up a tortilla of ‘raya’ fish that was approximately 120 meters long. Now that is a whale of a tortilla.

The massive tortilla was stuffed with 370 kilos of raya fish, 3,500 eggs, 2 kilos of peppers, 80 kilos of green onions, 120 kilos of red onions, and 4,500 limes. The 80 chefs who created it are the finest from the San Jose district of Chiclayo (more…)

Peruvian Short to Participate in Prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France

Wednesday March 18, 2015

“El Hueco,” a Peruvian short film that translates as “The Hole,” has the honor of participating in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. The world-renowned festival is set to run from May 13th to 24th of this year.

Produced by the audiovisual collective señor Z, written and directed by Germán Tejada and Daniel Martín Rodríguez, “El Hueco” is one of few to hold this honor. Señor Z made the announcement yesterday, March 4th, on their Facebook page to great excitement: “We are very happy. (more…)

New Peruvian Law Will Punish Street Harassment with Up to 12 Years in Prison

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Making a positive step forward for women’s rights, Peru passed a law late Wednesday night March 4th condemning street harassment with a conviction of up to 12 years in prison depending on the form of harassment, who enacted it, and the ages of the people involved. The bill considers streets, avenues, parks, squares, public transportation, etc. to be public spaces and under the auspices of this new law.

Lima is notorious for its transportation system where women are subjected to massive amounts of sexual harassment. (more…)

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