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…)

Peru Moves Up 5 places on IMD World Talent Ranking

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Peru Moves Up 5 places on IMD World Talent Ranking

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) has announced that Peru now holds the 52nd position on the most recent World Talent Ranking. This means Peru moved up five places compared to 2017. The overall score increased with more than 5 points between 2017 and 2018 from 39.1 to 44.3.

This points are given according to three different factors. The first one is the ‘Appeal’ factor”: the degree to which countries attract both national and international talents. Then there is the ‘Investment and Development’ aspect (more…)

Peru Continues to Promote Northern Amazonas

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Peru Continues to Promote Northern Amazonas

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of Peru (Mincetur) is planning to promote tourism activity in the Amazon Region in Northern Peru. This has been announced by the Minister of Tourism Liz Chirinos.

The Minister states that she will aid and coordinate the regional- and local governments of the region in order to improve the promotion of the tourist attraction. The northern Amazonas region has a lot to offer, but many things need to be done to create good facilities for tourists. (more…)

Peru breaks World Record Largest Handmade Cloth

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Peru breaks World Record Largest Handmade Cloth

Peru has yet another Guinness World Records on its name. To wit, the world’s largest handmade cloth had been made by a collective of 12 Peruvian craftswoman. On the cloth one can find cultural imagery of Cusco and the old Incas. Patrons include the famous serpent, puma and eagle as well as the ancient Inca calendar.

The cloth has been made at the Plaza the Armas of the Pallpata district, located in the Espinar province, south of Cusco.

The fabric is nearly 300 square meters and over 250 kilograms (more…)

International children’s Climate Prize won by Peruvian Child

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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International children’s Climate Prize won by Peruvian Child

The Peruvian child Jose Quisocala is the winner of th 2018 Children’s Climate Prize! This prize is handed out annually by the Swedish company Telgre Energi, that focusses mainly on producing renewable energy. 13 year old Jose got his price during a ceremony in Stockholm.

The Peruvian boy Quisocala won the price with is so-called eco-bank: a banking system that stimulates children to recycle more. When children hand in their recycled materials they would get special “eco-credits” which can be used to buy products (more…)

Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Various media outlets had announced in July and August that the entry fee to visit Machu Picchu would rise in 2019. This would be due to the rising promotional fees that the Peruvian Tourism Board pays to promote the country and the old Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. However, Peru’s Ministry of Culture has just announced that these rumors are not true and that the entry fee to Machu Picchu remains the same next year.

In an official statement the Ministry of Culture (more…)

Peru: Great Example Stop Deforestation?

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Peru: Great Example Stop Deforestation?

The old Inca country of Peru could play a big role in humanity’s fight against climate changes, says Spanish environmental expert Xavier Labandeira. However, in order to do this, the Peruvian government should make itself hard against the loss of woodland in the country. Currently, roughly 170.000 hectares of forest are being cut every year.

Labandeira states that many countries focus on limiting the emission of CO2, but that capturing these greenhouse gasses is at least equally important. Trees are a great way to capture these gasses (more…)

Peru Sets Goals For 200 Years Of Independence Celebration

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Peru Sets Goals For 200 Years Of Independence Celebration

The celebration of 200 years of Peruvian independence is a big opportunity for the ancient Inca country to raise awareness to the countrie’s strong points, but also, to its flaws. Fortunately, Peru has shown itself strong in the past and will definitely show its best side again tackling down the following six problems that are currently present in the country. Peru aims to achieve these goals by the start of 2021, the year the republic exists for 200 years.
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Lima-based Maido Best Restaurant Latin America

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Lima-based Maido Best Restaurant Latin America

Peru’s famous restaurant Maido is chosen as the best restaurant in Latin America for the second time in a row. This restaurant, located in Lima, combines traditional Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influences. Naturally, this means that Maido is also the best restaurant of the old Inca country.

This has been announced in the Colombian capital Bogota on 6 November. Significant chefs, restaurant owners, food bloggers, journalists and famous sommeliers were among the attendees of the event. (more…)

Machu Picchu: changing entry regulations

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Machu Picchu: changing entry regulations

Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia has announced that they are working on a way to regulate the growing tourism flow to the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. The minister said this on Friday the 9th of November; he hopes the news plans can be implemented in January 2019 already.

The main thing that will added to one of the Seven Wonders of the World will be a real entrance. This is also the part of the renovation that takes most time, but Valencia is still positive about reaching the deadline. (more…)

Puno celebrates 350th anniversary: What to do and where to go

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Puno celebrates 350th anniversary: What to do and where to go

The south-Peruvian city of Puno is known for its proximity to Lake Titicaca and is said to be the capital of Peruvian folklore. This can be seen during the various celebrations of saints when locals dress up in traditional costumes to dance and to play their century-old regional songs. Soon there is a new reason for a celebration: on November 4th, 2018, Puno celebrates it’s 350 anniversary.

This special event both locals and travelers the chance to get engaged in the unique culture of this colonial city. (more…)

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