Pope Francis in Peru: visit attracts tourists and induces additional income

Thursday January 25, 2018
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Pope Francis in Peru: visit attracts tourists and induces additional income

Pope Francis stayed in Peru for four days, from January 18th until January 21st. More than 840,000 people traveled to places he has been to; among them Peruvian people as well as international tourists.

The expected income of the Pope’s visit lies between 80 and 100 million dollars. Ahora Perú, the Peruvian Hotels and Restaurants Association, announced that tourists spent their nights in up to 3-star hotels. However, tourists usually spend more money on leisure tourism than on pilgrimage tourism. (more…)

Dakar 2018: Dutch competitors receive help from community in Puno

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Dakar 2018: Dutch competitors receive help from community in Puno

On the route between Imata (Arequipa) and Mañaza (Puno), three Dutch competitors of Dakar 2018 noticed damage to their vessel.

The local community of Tincopalca, a small village belonging to the district of Santa Lucía, immediately prepared a place where pilot Richard De Groot, his co-pilot Beelen Gerardus and mechanic Johannes Hulsebosch could stay overnight.

Residents noticed the smoke of the vessel as it stopped 30 meters outside Tincopalca. Since a key spare part was missing (more…)

Kuelap Fortress named among the top “Places to go in 2018”

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Kuelap Fortress named among the top “Places to go in 2018”

Kuelap, the ancient ruin of a fortress built by the Chachapoya culture in Northern Peru has been named among the “52 Places to go in 2018” by the New York Times.

Located near the city of Chachapoyas in the Northern rainforest of Peru, the cultural attraction has gained more and more international attention over the past years.

In the recently published travel list by the newspaper New York Times, the “fortress in the clouds” reached position 29 among other fascinating sites like the Caño Cristales river in Colombia (more…)

Peruvian ex-leader Alberto Fujimori released from hospital

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…)

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…)

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