Cultural and Travel News Peru

Arequipa Sets Record for the World´s Largest Rocoto Relleno

Monday November 28, 2016

Arequipa, Peru, recently set a new record for the world´s largest rocoto relleno, also known as stuffed pepper, which is a typical Peruvian dish.

The dish consists of beef, onion, garlic, eggs, raisins and peanuts, along with the spicy rocoto. In this particular preparation of the dish, over two thousand rocotos were used.

The final rocoto relleno weighed 542 killos and 700 grams. This outweighed the dish holding the Guinness World Record by 200 kilos.

Millions of Tourists to Flock to Peru in 2017

Monday November 28, 2016

Peru´s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism expects millions of tourists to flock to Peru throughout 2017.

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Eduardo Ferreyros, specifically announced that 4.36 million tourists will travel to Peru in the next year.

In addition to mining and agriculture, tourism is one of Peru´s main industries that draws foreign currency. Because of this, the government seeks to increase tourism in Peru to benefit the economy.

The peruvian Mango Grows in popularity

Monday November 28, 2016

The Peruvian mango is growing in popularity, especially in the Chinese market. In fact, mango exports have increased dramatically this past year.

Peru´s National Customs and Tax Administration announced that exports of Peruvian mangos has increased 628% this year.

Experts estimate that this surge in mango exports is due to the recent agreements that expanded China´s free trade agreements. In addition, direct flights between China and Peru have been increased in order to facilitate easier trade. (more…)

Potential Water Project at Lake Titicaca

Tuesday November 22, 2016

An announcement was recently made by the Peruvian government about a potential water project at Lake Titicaca.

The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation has been in the process of planning a water project around Lake Titicaca. They recently announced that they would make a final decision about the project before the end of the year.

The project involves constructing 10 water treatment plans at Lake Titicaca. The project has been in progress for over two years, making many people doubt it.

Agricultural Fair to Take Place in Lima

Tuesday November 22, 2016

At the end of November, an agricultural fair will take place in Lima. The municipality will organize this event.

The fair is to be called the ´´Countryside Showcase´´ Fair. Staying true to its name, it aims to promote agricultural production in Peru.

The fair will take place on Alameda de la Integracion Blvd in the last weekend of November. The display will exhibit 40 producers from all across Peru.

In fact, people attending the event will have the opportunity to buy agricultural products from the different areas of Peru. (more…)

APEC Leaders Plan to Work Together to Better the Quality of Life

Tuesday November 22, 2016

Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation recently met in Lima, Peru. Together, they plan to better the quality of life for citizens across the world.

The theme of the APEC Summit of 2016 was for quality growth and human development. Although other issues were discussed, the main focus was on human development.

All leaders of APEC signed a declaration that stated, ´´We therefore recognize that our efforts to achieve APEC´s objectives and goals must remain focused on improving the lives of our people.´´

Fire Breaks Out in Lima Shopping Mall

Tuesday November 22, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16th, a fire broke out in a Peruvian shopping mall called Larcomar. The fire killed four people and injured many.

Larcomar is a shopping mall in Lima´s district of Miraflores. In addition to various shops and restaurants, it has a movie theater on the lower level of the mall.

It was in this movie theater that the fire broke out. Officials believe that it started due to failure in the electrical wiring of the theater.

Specifically, it is believed that there was a short circuit in the electrical system of one of the rooms (more…)

Peru has its first cloned animal

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Peru has officially cloned its first animal! Peruvian researchers Luis Murga Valderrama and Jenin Cortez Polanco achieved this new development.

They used scientist Gabor Vajta´s method, the Hand Cloning method. The scientists completed this amazing feat at the National University Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza.

The cloned cow was born this past July and is named Alma C1. As to be expected, this first animal clone has changed the perspective of many Peruvian scientists and has sparked interest among Peruvian people. (more…)

Peruvians Celebrate National Salchipapa Day

Tuesday November 15, 2016

On Sunday, November 13th, Peruvians gathered to celebrate National Salchipapa Day with the famous Peruvian dish.

The Salchipapa dish was originally created by the people of Lima as a cheap dish that could be enjoyed when finances were low. It is considered the ´´fast-food´´ of Lima.

The plate consists of French fries and fried sausage, with mayonnaise or garlic on the side as a sauce.
Various experts that specialize in gastronomy united to celebrate this famous plate. In fact, numerous renditions of Salchipapa were presented at the event. (more…)

Peru to plant trees, trees and more trees!

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Plans have been initiated for Peru to plant trees, trees and more trees! The government plans to target the Amazon area, specifically to restore the forest.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said of this plan: ´´We have to bring rain and we need forest to do so. We are going to plant 2 million hectares of trees in the highlands; we are going to restore 2 million hectares of Amazon forest.´´

The President declared this at the opening of the Pachitea Bridge, which links the areas of Puerto Sungaro and Puerto Inca.

Peru´s Blueberries Blossom on a Global Scale

Tuesday November 15, 2016

As Peru´s gastronomy continues to draw more attention across the world, it´s blueberries are also blossoming on a global scale.

Peru´s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board has declared that both blueberries and grains from the Andes are growing rapidly in demand in APEC countries.

The Exports Director of Peru´s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board, Luis Torres, asserted the increasingly popularity of Peruvian blueberries: ´´Blueberries are the next star of Peru´s exportable supply. Only in China, we have a growth potential worth US $400 million.´´ (more…)

Two Peruvian Museums Named among the Best of South America

Tuesday November 08, 2016

According to Trip Advisor, one of the most popular sites for discovering the best places around the glove, two Peruvian museums are among the best of South America. Specifically, they made the top 25 list!

One of these museums, el Museo Larco, is located in Lima. Its exhibitions focus primarily on pre-Colombian art.

In fact, its many galleries, all in chronological order, detail around 4,000 years of history of Peru in pre-Colombian times. Its most popular exhibits include the Gold and Silver Gallery, the Cultures Gallery and the Ceramics Gallery.

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