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Can llamas protest? You better believe it!

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Over the past days, many protests have occurred in the United States in defiance of the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump.

Although it might seem like protests can only be attended by people, a few native Peruvian alpacas and llamas showed otherwise!

Ethan Abbott, owner of the animals, brought these attendees to Washington DC to promote the importance of farming and food. In addition, he also asserted that the alpacas and llamas really enjoyed the marching.

New President of Peru has high approval rating

Tuesday August 09, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was sworn in as Peru´s new president at the end of July. In his first few weeks as the President of Peru, he has received a 70.4% approval rating, according to the last CPI survey.

According to the poll, Peruvians believe PPK to have many strengths. Some of these include his experience, his ability to act as a leader, his knowledge in economics, his hardworking personality, his entrepreneurial background, his charisma, and his relationship with the Peruvian people.

With these strengths, PPK has won over the hearts of many Peruvians. (more…)

Peru´s New President to Improve Water and Sanitation

Monday August 08, 2016

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was recently sworn-in as the President of Peru at the end of July. Peru awaits eagerly to see what his administration will put as priority.

One of the themes that PPK and his fellow governmental leaders have deemed as important is the water situation in Peru. PPK plans to create a national program to provide access to clean water and other sanitation services to thousands of Peruvians.

PPK asserts that this program will not only improve water and sanitation, but it will create half a million jobs in the next few years. (more…)

An inside look into Peru´s new president: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was born on October 3, 1938 in Lima, Peru. His father was a German doctor who did missions and research along the coast of Peru.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynzki grew up living among Iquitos, Puno, Cusco, and Lima. The Kuczynski family was not well-off, so all of Pedro Pablo´s education was funded through scholarships. That being said, he managed to attend some impressive schools, including Princeton and Oxford.

He also was very interested in music as a young boy. In Switzerland and England, he took various classes in composition, piano, and flute. (more…)

Protest Against Candidate for President Keiko Fujimori

Thursday June 02, 2016

Thousands of Peruvian citizens came together on Thuesday for a peaceful protest in Lima, during the march they expressed their dislike of Keiko Fujimori as a presidential candidate just a few days before the elections.

Not only in Lima but also in other cities in Peru and in other countries around the world were protests against Keiko Fujimori.

The protest was attended by members of student associations and other guilds, politicans and normal citizens.

Keiko is the daughter of the former president of Peru; Alberto Fujimori. (more…)

Keiko Fujimori and PPK expected for Presidential run-off

Wednesday April 13, 2016

On Sunday, thousands of Peruvians cast their votes to determine the next President, Vice-Presidents, Congressmen, and Andean Parliament representatives.

After examining the votes, it has been said that Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski are in the lead. Fujimori is leading with approximately 39.46% and PPK follows with 23.73%. Because Fujimori didn´t win the required 50% this past round, these top two candidates will participate in the second round elections in June.

Other candidates are placed as follows: Veronika Mendoza with 17.12% (more…)

Google honors Peru with its doodle

Wednesday April 13, 2016

The major search engine known as Google has a ´´doodle´´ that displays a different logo each day. In honor of the Peruvian elections on Sunday, Google´s doodle was a depiction of the voting process, along with the Peruvian flag.

In the past 17 years, Google has created around 3,000 doodles that commemorate various important days around the world. This could be holidays, anniversaries, milestones for famous people, etc.

Last Sunday, Google dedicated it´s logo to the elections in Peru that will determine the next President (more…)

Yesterday´s Presidential Debate

Tuesday April 05, 2016

A Presidential Debate, organized by the National Electoral Board, took place at Lima´s Convention Center yesterday. All ten candidates for the 2016 election were present: Alejandro Toledo, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Antero Flores-Aráoz, Fernando Olivera, Alan Garcia, Verónika Mendoza, Gregorio Santos, Alfredo Barnechea, Keiko Fujimori, and Miguel Hilario.

The event was well-structured. It began with one-minute speeches from each candidate and continued with debates in pairs. It ended with a question and answer session, followed by closing speeches. (more…)

Fujimori and Guzmán are front-runners in the polls

Tuesday March 08, 2016

Keiko Fujimori and Julio Guzmán are the current front-runners of the Peruvian presidential polls. Fujimori, of the Popular Force party, leads with 34.6%, and Guzmán, of Everyone for Peru, holds 16.6%. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, for Peruvians for Change, comes in third place with 6.9%.

The Special Electoral Board asserts that Guzman´s party, Everyone for Peru, is inadmissible. Despite these declarations, Guzmán continues his campaign with success.

The other players in the election are Alfredo Barnechea (more…)

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