Peru’s 3rd biggest Sector Regarding Income Is the Tourism Industry

Friday December 14, 2018
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Peru’s 3rd biggest Sector Regarding Income Is the Tourism Industry

The ever-growing tourism industry in Peru has secured a good position. Not only is it one of the biggest sectors when it comes to both direct and indirect employment, but it is also of high importance when it comes to revenue. This has been announced by the president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) Yolanda Torriani.

The sector, with 1.3 million workers, is good to employ nearly 8% of all of the Economically Active Population (EAP). In other words, for every twelve working people (more…)

Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

Friday December 14, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

The Rainbow Mountains, or Montaña Winikunka as the land sight is officially called, is now the second most visited tourist attraction in the old Inca Country of Peru. The natural phenomenon, which can be found between the Quispicanchi and Canchis provinces in the region of Cusco is only beaten by the famous Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

This information has been affirmed by the governor of Cusco, Edwin Licona, right after he returned from Lima. Licona was in Lima to meet the Peruvian President (more…)

CNN has chosen Peruvian Doctor as Hero 2018!

Friday December 14, 2018
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CNN has chosen Peruvian Doctor as Hero 2018!

The CNN Hero of the Year Award has been handed out to the Peruvian doctor Ricardo Pun-Chong this year, due to his great effort in social work and to make the world better for everyone.

CNN praises Pun-Chong for his hard work to organize basic needs to children and their families: while the kids receive treatment in the hospital, the family members receive free housing and meals.

This is especially important because in Peru many families go from the secluded rural parts to the bigger cities (more…)

Peruvian Researchers Discover Century-Old Cemetery

Friday December 14, 2018
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Peruvian Researchers Discover Century-Old Cemetery

There has been a new archeological discovery in the northern Peruvian region of Chiclayo. An antique cemetery has been found at the archaeological site of El Chorro. The special thing about this sighting is that it includes a feasting area used to celebrate death. This has been announced by Edgar Bracamonte, the responsible person for this archaeological project.

The cemetery consists of at least 32 tombs. However, it is notable that these tombs belong to two different civilizations (more…)

Chinese Voters List Peru As Best Destination for Birdwatching

Wednesday December 05, 2018
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Chinese Voters List Peru As Best Destination for Birdwatching

The country of Peru has been listed in the Infinite Discovery Awards 2018. This ranking includes winners in various categories regarding exploration and discovery. The ancient Inca country has been included due to its win in the classification of Best Birdwatching Destination. This has been announced by the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (Promperu) in November.

The awards show took place in China’s largest city Shanghai. In the Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall (more…)

Novel Vargas Llosa listed on New York Times 100 Notable Books 2018

Wednesday December 05, 2018
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Novel Vargas Llosa listed on New York Times 100 Notable Books 2018

The novel “Cinco Esquinas” (or The Neighborhood in English) by Peru’s most famous author Mario Vargas Llosa is listed in the New York Times’ ranking of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2018.

This annual list notes the best fiction, poetry and science books released in the past year. The list is composed of the reviewers from prominent newspapers in the United States.

Llosa’s novel is a political detective filled with hedonism, violence, and corruption. Even though this novel takes place right (more…)

Research Shows Incas Improved Building Techniques After Earthquake

Wednesday December 05, 2018
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Research Shows Incas Improved Building Techniques After Earthquake

The National Institute of Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy (Ingemmet) has just revealed that it is likely that the Incas developed their building techniques as a result of an earthquake that struck the country around 1450. The earthquake is said to have damaged big parts of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the capital Cusco. This also explains why some walls at Machu Picchu seem to be separated by a small gap.

The Ingemmet has been funded by European organizations (more…)

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