Cultural and Travel News Peru

150 new species of flora and fauna discovered in Peru

Wednesday September 28, 2016

The international scientific community accepted 150 new species in 2015. This makes Peru one of the 17 most mega-diverse countries in the world. Among the new species are 71 plants, 33 species of fauna, six types of fish in fresh water, insects and various others.

Therefore, Peru is one of the mega-diverse countries which have an ecological richness of more than 70% than the rest of the world. One of the new findings is the “Mono tití marrón” or the brown marmoset. A small monkey species was discovered in the forests of Urubamba, Cusco but also existed in Brazil and Bolivia. (more…)

Meet Chiclayanita, Lima´s Lion Cub

Tuesday September 27, 2016

On September 22, 2016, Lima´s lion cub named Chiclayanita was finally put in her home in the Lima zoo, Parque de las Leyendas.

The cub´s name, Chiclayanita, is the city where her mother was originally rescued from a circus that mistreated its animals.

Chiclayanita was born on June 29th, just a few months ago, to a lion named ´´Bonita.´´ She has grown a lot over the past months, now weighing a total of 9 kilograms.

Over the past months, the cub has been kept under the supervision of zoo officials in a separate location (more…)

Peru´s National Volleyball Team Undefeated in Pan American Cup

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Peru´s national volleyball team is currently undefeated in the Pan American Cup, an international tournament that is currently happening in Lima.

Peru played Cuba in its fourth game of the tournament, and the team came back after losing the first two sets. Peru gained victory with a nail-biting score of 3-2.

The team has won four consecutive matches, defeating Argentina in another close match the previous Thursday. Therefore, this means that Peru is currently undefeated in the tournament.

Peruvian restaurants flourish in Brazil

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Peru´s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry has declared that over 40 Peruvian restaurants are flourishing throughout Brazil.

Most of these establishments are under franchise agreements. The leader of Peru´s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry, Eduardo Ferreyros, asserted that South America is a powerhouse for food franchises.

The Peruvian restaurants are scattered across Brazil in numerous major and smaller cities. Brazil is a prime location for franchises, as it contains such a large amount of consumers. (more…)

Peruvian Alpaca Products Launched in US Winter Collection

Tuesday September 27, 2016

It was recently announced that Peruvian Alpaca products are going to be launched as part of the winter collection in one of the United States´ famous brands.

This brand, John Varvatos, targets males of the upper class with its various clothing and accessories. Furthermore, it has stores all around the world, in the major cities of the United States and in Europe.

For this years´ winter collection, John Varvatos plans to use Peruvian alpaca wool for several of its clothing products. This marks the first time that John Varvatos will use Peruvian alpaca wool. (more…)

Peru´s coffee exports are thriving this year

Tuesday September 27, 2016

According to Peru´s National Coffee Board, Peru´s coffee exports have increased by 38% this year, thus proving that coffee exports are thriving.

The President of Peru´s National Coffee Board, Tomas Cordova, announced that the period between January and August of this year saw coffee exports total $323 million.

Cordova comments on the fact that coffee exports totaled 2,250,000 quintals. He says, ´´If the weather and pests do not cause major problems, and taking into account the current flowering of coffee trees, we might exceed 6,500,000 quintals in 2017.´´ (more…)

Kuelap: Peru´s up and coming tourist attraction

Thursday September 22, 2016

Kuelap, a pre-Incan archaeological site that is located in the northeastern area of the Peruvian Andes, is said to be an up and coming tourist attraction in Peru.

In fact, some say that it will become one of the major sites that brings tourists to Peru. Located in the Province of Luya, the fortress is a product of the Chachapoyas civilization.

The Chachapoyas civilization prospered between 900 and 1400 AD, and they were conquered by the Incas just before the Spanish arrived to Peru. Their structure now known as Kuelap was the political center of their people. (more…)

Peru´s bodybuilders wow at South American competition

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The Peruvian bodybuilding team recently competed at a competition in Cuenca. It marked the 42nd South American Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.

In fact, the Peruvian team made an impressive display of fitness as they won four gold medals, along with six silver medals and four bronze medals.

As a team, Peru placed eighth in the tournament with a total of 226 points. First place went to Venezuela with a total of 590 points.

The athletes who won gold medals were Jean Carlos Alfaro Zapata (more…)

Peru´s government plans to double tourism in the next five years

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The National Chamber of Tourism asserts that it plans to double the number of tourists in Peru from 3.5 million to 7 million in the next five years.

PPK and his administration have also declared this to be a goal in the coming years; to increase tourism and therefore promote the economy.

The head of the National Chamber of Tourism, Fredy Gamarra, said, ´´All measure to promote tourist inflow from China, or from other countries, will help reach the State´s goal of doubling tourism by 2021.´´

Next two years will prove that Peru has fastest growing economy in South America

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru recently announced that Peru´s economy will grow 4% this year and is expected to grow 4.5% next year. This will make Peru the country with the fastest growing economy in all of South America.

The Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, Julio Velarde, asserted that growth is predicted to continue even in 2018 at a rate of 4.2%.

He says of his country´s growth: ´´Peru´s economy will be the fastest-growing of all South American nation in 2016 (4%) and 2017 (4.5%), underpinned by private investment, which is set to recover and expand 5% next year.´´ (more…)

Peruvian Athlete Placed Fourth at 2016 Paralympics

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The Men´s Marathon took place last Sunday at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, and a Peruvian athlete placed fourth in the event.

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games took place from September 7th-18th this year and saw the participation of athletes from 161 countries.

Efrain Sotacuro, Peru´s fourth place finisher, ended with a time of 2:55:27. He is the first Peruvian athlete in history to qualify for this specific event.

His coach, Rodolfo Gomez, trained him in Mexico. (more…)

Peru looks to Brazil for experience to host the 2019 Pan American Games

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Peru´s Minister of Education, Jaime Saavedra, made a trip to Brazil to gather information and experience for the hosting of the 2019 Pan American Games.

Saavedra met with officials to discuss the big job of hosting the Olympic Games in hopes to apply their knowledge to the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima.

Furthermore, he met with Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and International Paralympic Committee Chairman Xavier Gonzales for specific tips.

In addition, Saavedra visited the various structures built for the Olympics (more…)

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