Wednesday April 10, 2019

Juli, a town in the Puno-region situated in the southeast of Peru, is also better known as the Rome of the Americas because of its beautiful architecture and temples in colonial style, similar to the ones in Rome. The town is back on its track to recover its splendour. Juli wants to become a centre for tourists who love culture.

Juli – also called “the Jewel of Puno” – was founded in Colonial times by the Dominicans. The main goal of those Dominicans was to build religious temples. In these temples, they wanted to prepare missions for evangelism across South America. (more…)

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Russian Exhibition about ancient Peruvian Civilizations and Artifacts

Wednesday April 03, 2019

There is a new exhibition held in The Russian Museum of Ethnography in the Marble Hall in Sint-Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is called “The Gold of the Inca Empire. God. Power. Eternity. 2000 Years of a Great Civilization”. It is dedicated to the interesting and memorable past of Ancient Peru.

In the exhibition, visitors can admire 86 valuable and original objects from the ancient Peruvian civilisations. All these objects have a personal message that the modern man. (more…)

Gold for Peruvian volleyball team at Special Olympics

Wednesday April 03, 2019

At the Special Olympics’ World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, Peru’s extremely good volleyball team won gold! The games took place from March 14 till March 21 this year. Peru was represented by 22 athletes who participated in four disciplines: gymnastics, swimming, athletics and volleyball. In total the country won six golden, eight silver and five bronze medals. One of those gold medals was from the Peruvian volleyball team.

The Inca country had to play against Russia and won with 2-1. (more…)

How will climate change affect Peruvian glaciers and local communities?

Wednesday April 03, 2019

Peru – A new project started by The University of Plymouth and the Geophysical Institute wants to search for the precise effects in the Peruvian Andes. The future and current climate changes cause these effects; the institutions want to focus specifically on its glaciers.

The communities in the Andes depend greatly on the water that melts from the glaciers. The ecosystem of the mountains provides the Peruvian communities with food and power. (more…)

Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

First Pisco College in Europe, Belgium

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Pisco, the famous Peruvian drink, is more than only a drink. Every Peruvian feels Pisco is a culture, lifestyle and history. Soon Pisco will also win the heart of Belgium.

To make the famous Pisco even more popular, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry and the Trade Office based in Belgium, have launched the first “Pisco College” in Brussels, Belgium. The main goal of those colleges is boosting the internationalisation of the Inca country’s drink. (more…)

Peru’s Ceviche applying for UNESCO Status

Monday March 04, 2019

Peru is in the process of applying their famous dish ceviche to be a part of the UNESCO world cultural status, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. This list composes of cultural cuisine from all over the world. Cuisine must represent the culture and have rich significance to the nation that it originates. After years of attempts, Peru’s best shot may be now.

Ceviche is a seafood dish that some experts argue originated in Moche, along the coastline of northern Peru. Ceviche has existed since the time of the Incas. (more…)

An Avocado Advancement

Thursday February 28, 2019

Second to Mexico, Peru is the largest exporter of avocados in the world. And the avocado industry in Peru is about to rise to a new level. With Peru planning to increase its harvesting grounds from 31,000 hectares to 33,000, they will continue to establish themselves in the global market.

Avocados will make their way to Asian markets such as Philippines, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. In addition to these Asian markets, Peruvian avocados will also make a statement in Latin American countries such as Colombia. (more…)

Biscuit to Help Cure Anemia in Peru

Wednesday February 27, 2019

In Peru, Anemia is a common disease among children. According to a recent study, four out of ten children in Peru suffer from anemia. New developments to combat this chronic disease are in the making, however. A biscuit is proving itself to be the key to the termination of anemia.

Anemia has numerous disadvantages. Anemia causes a lack of red blood cells which leads to inefficient use of oxygen. A lack of red blood cells can make it difficult to be physically active, as anemics will tire quickly. (more…)

Peru Begins Construction on Natural-Gas Pipeline

Thursday December 18, 2014

Peru has announced that work on the Gaseoducto Sur Peruano (GSP) gas pipeline is underway and that the pipeline soon will be a reality. The government agency responsible for contracting the project, ProInversion, made public in June of this year that a partnership between a Brazilian construction company and a Spanish natural-gas transportation company had won the bidding competition to build the line. Their partnership, called Gaseoducto Sur Peruano which gave name to the pipeline, will help to bring natural gas to the cities of Cusco, Apurimac, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna from the gas fields of Camisea in central Peru. (more…)

Bodies of Dirty War victims returned to Peru

Wednesday October 29, 2014

The remains of victims slain during Peru’s Dirty War three decades ago have returned to Peru. Hundreds of family members, small farmers that came from the remote mountains, arrived in Ayacucho to receive 80 sets of remains. The bones of mothers, fathers, wives, children and brothers were bore in simple white coffins.

Some of the victims were accused of collaborating with Guerrillas and killed by soldiers; others were slain by Shining Path rebels.

Since 2006, forensic teams have been trying to retrieve victims (more…)

New law in Peru to protect Andean Condors

Friday June 13, 2014

A new law has been passed by the Peruvian government that has to protect and conserve the Andean condor.

The Andean condor is a large black vulture that has a wingspan of up to 3.2 meter that lives in the Andes Mountains and the bordering Pacific coasts.

The bird is a national symbol in Peru, as well in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.For the Incas the bird was a messenger to the gods that brought every morning the sun into the sky.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature these giant birds are threatened by habitat loss (more…)

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