Juan Diego Florez provides hope for Peruvian children

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Opera superstar Juan Diego Florez has a foundation that aims to help Peruvian communities through music. The idea is to give children a purpose through music, and consequently bettering society.

Florez´s foundation is called Symphony for Peru. The foundation recently did a study of children and music, and the study affirmed Florez´s beliefs that children benefit from music.

Florez organizes ways for low-income children to go to some type of musical activity after school. This could be practicing, playing in an orchestra, or singing in a chorus. (more…)

Peru and Malaga work together on tourism & gastronomy

Friday May 13, 2016

The minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism in Peru has stated that the authorities in Peru and Malaga will work together on tourist development, gastronomy and investment issues.

The Peruvian minister met with the president of the county council of Malaga during the annual meeting of the World Tourism Organization. This meeting is meant to exchanges experiences and learn about the tourism models and investment and export opportunities and strategies.

The minister noted that Peru has been working hard to turn tourism into a source of employment and income for the country. (more…)

New Agreement For the Food Bank to Decrease Food Waste in Peru

Thursday May 12, 2016

Peru is making big strides in the management of food waste. Each year, S/. 300 million of food is wasted in Peru, and the hope is to greatly decrease this devastating number.

One specific supermarket, Tottus, has been looking into ways that it could contribute to the reduction of food waste in Peru. It recently signed a contract with the Food Bank of Peru that will enable it to donate food to various places.

Just last week they completed their first donation process when they made a delivery to schools in Jicamarca, Huaycan, and Callao. (more…)

Peru Readies Women´s Volleyball Team for Rio Olympics

Thursday May 12, 2016

Peru´s National Volleyball Federation has officially announced the players who will represent the Peruvian team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. There are a total of 14 women who were chosen for this special team.

There is an upcoming qualifying tournament in Japan, so the team prepares for this next competition. This tournament is their chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics, so the team realizes the weight of the upcoming games.

Captain Mirtha Uribe asserts that they will play their hardest in order to bring Peru the honor of going to the Olympics. (more…)

Peru Shows off Coffee Grains at U.S. Expo

Wednesday May 11, 2016

The 28th Annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo recently took place in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.).

This is the world´s largest coffee fair and captures the attention of countless coffee professionals and manufacturers from all around the world. Furthermore, it is considered to be one of the most direct platforms to make contacts and investments in the coffee industry.

Peru´s coffee representation was composed of representatives from the regions of Pasco, Cusco, Piura, Puno, and Ayacucho, and was headed up by Villa Rica´s Mayor Jhonny Inga. (more…)

Launching of New Naval Ship to Boost Peru´s Research

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Last weekend, President Humala traveled to Spain to observe the launching of Peru´s naval ship called Carrasco. The ship will give Peru the opportunity to be a leader in oceanographic research.

It is said that Carrasco is equipped with quite modern equipment, making it a uniquely advanced vessel in Latin America. President Humala declares of this achievement: ´´Peru is at the forefront of oceanographic research with this ship.´´

The naval ship will aid in research that will be shared with other countries, as well as examine the state of fishing in Peru (more…)

Many New Mothers Celebrate Mother´s Day in Peru

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Peru´s National Institute of Statistics and Informatics recently announced that many new mothers celebrated Mother´s Day for the first time this past Sunday. In fact, 598,000 women between 15 and 49 became mothers in 2015, so it was a special day for thousands of Peruvian women.

The Institute reported that Peru holds 8,433,000 mothers in total. 76.3% of these women are married or live with their partners, 8.5% are widowed, 8.0% have been divorced, and 7.1% are single moms.

Most mothers and Peruvian females in general work in sales or agriculture. (more…)

The consumption of fine chocolate increased with more than 20% because of Mother’s Day

Monday May 09, 2016

The consumption of fine chocolate in Peru increased with more than 20% the days before Mother’s Day. This time of the year chocolate is a popular gift for all the mothers.

Thanks to the high cocoa content in the Peruvian chocolate it is considered to be healthy product, which makes it a popular gift every year for Mother’s Day according to the manager of Incas Aztecas & Mayas.

A variety of bonbons are the company’s best sold products.

On special occasions like this (more…)

New air routes reinsure Lima’s position as key air traffic centre in Peru

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. (more…)

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.

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