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Interoceanic Train Project Proposed Extending from Peru to Brazil

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Interoceanic Train Project Proposed Extending from Peru to Brazil

An interoceanic train project connecting the Pacific coast from the port of Ilo in Peru to the Santos port in Brazil on the Atlantic coast was presented at an infrastructure event organized by the Swiss embassy.

The almost 4,000-kilometer railway would attempt to boost exports to Asian countries and the interior of the region. It is estimated that it will transport 10 million tons of merchandise and six million passengers annually, Molinari Rail’s CEO Michele Molinari said. (more…)

Photographs of uncontacted Amazonian tribe

Tuesday December 27, 2016

Photographs of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe in Peru were captured recently by a photographer who was taking a detour to avoid a heavy rainstorm above the Amazonas.

The Brazilian photographer did not have much time to take these photos, but he spotted this unknown tribe while flying over Acre, a state located in the north-west of Brazil close to the border of Peru. He is currently working on a book about other indigenous people.

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…)

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…)

Peru advances to Quarterfinals

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Peru´s soccer team had an important win over Brazil on Sunday night. Playing in the 2016 Copa America Centennial, this win allows Peru to advance to the quarterfinals.

At the last part of the half, Peru´s Raul Ruidiaz, otherwise known as ´the Flea´, scored a goal to make it 1-0 Peru. Furthermore, Peru´s goalie Pedro Gallese made some amazing saves that allowed for Peru to have the only goal of the game.

Andy Polo made the assist that allowed for Ruidiaz to make the first and final goal. It was a win for Peru that exhibited the team´s teamwork and hard work. (more…)

Peru Wins against Haiti

Wednesday June 08, 2016

In the Copa America Centennial, Peru scored a win against Haiti. The final score was 1-0, Peru coming out on top. The game was played with intensity and fight on both sides.

It was tied 0-0 for the majority of the game, until Paolo Guerrero scored with a header after an assist from Edison Flores. After this goal, the momentum shifted to Peru and they controlled the game from there on out.

The truth is that Peru was the favored team in this match up. Although the score doesn´t reflect this, Haiti didn´t get many chances to attack and was playing defense for the majority of the game. (more…)

Peru Identified to have Potential for Tourism and Gastronomy

Friday January 29, 2016

Brazil´s Tourism Minister, Henrique Aves, and El Salvador´s Tourism Minister, Napoleon Duarte, indicated that Peru has serious potential in its tourism industry. They both highlighted the ever-increasing popularity of Peruvian cuisine at the 2016 International Tourism Fair.

Both Brazil and El Salvador expressed the desire for friendship with Peru, especially now that it boasts of amazing tourist sites along with a growing gastronomy.

Aves and Duarte complimented Peru on its capitalization of its resources and its growing tourism industry. (more…)

New anti-logging commission in Peru after murders

Monday September 22, 2014

Peruvian government will investigate illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border. The investigation follows after the murder of four indigenous leaders two weeks ago. The killings are supposedly conducted by loggers.

Ana Jara Velasquez, the Peruvian President of the Council of Ministers, announced a commission which she said would have powers to stop the logging. According to Jara Velasquez police have so far arrested one person suspected of involvement in the killings.

The four tribal leaders were killed on their way to Brazil (more…)

Indigenous leaders killed along Peru-Brazil border

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Leaders of the Asháninka community were killed last week while on their way to meet fellow community members in Brazil.Vice Minister of the Intercultural Ministry of Culture, Patricia Balbuena, confirms the events.

In an effort to “monitor and safeguard their territories from the frequent invasion of illegal wood loggers and narco-traffickers, Peruvian and Brazilian Asháninka members had been routinely meeting,” said Beto Borges, director of the Communities and Markets Program of Forest Trends. (more…)

The last prisoner on Brazil’s Big Island

Friday August 22, 2014

The 83 year old Julio de Almeida is the last prisoner on Ilha Grande, near the coast of Rio de Janeiro

Nowadays the island is a popular tourist destination, but for a century it was completely closed off. First it was used to house a leper colony. Later it turned into a top security prison. It was closed in 1994 but Julio still lives there.

He arrived on the island as a 27 year old in 1958.After a lengthy period of incarceration he was given a conditional release to remain on the island – a sentence which finally ends this year. (more…)

More than 3 Million Brazilians Are Expected to Visit Peru

Friday May 02, 2014

Millions of tourists from all over the world travel to Peru each year to explore its beautiful landscapes, history, and customs. Recently the number of visitors coming from Brazil has dramatically increased thanks to the Interoceanic highway. This road is 2,603 kilometers long (1,617.4 miles) and connects southern Peru to western Brazilian states.

There are expected to be more than three million tourists from Brazil over the next three years. The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) credits the ongoing developments of new tourist circuits (more…)

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