News in and from Peru

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Dakar 2019 in Peru
Sports News SunflowerSunflower May 22, 2018 359   0   1   0   0  
For the first time in its exciting history, the Dakar Rally 2019 will take place in only one country: Peru!
Mistura 2018, Peru's largest food fair, returns to the Costa Verde in Lima's district Magdalena del Mar
Food & Drink News SunflowerSunflower April 30, 2018 7235   0   1   0   0  
After last year’s debacle when Mistura was moved from its traditional location at the Costa Verde to a new venue in Rimac and postponed over two months just weeks before Peru’s largest food fair was supposed to start, it seemed that this year everything would return to normal.
14-inkas-potato-vodka-peru
Food & Drink News SunflowerSunflower October 20, 2018 114   0   1   0   0  
When it comes to vodka most of us surely think first of Poland or Russia, the birthplace of this spirit. But slowly and surely a small distillery in Peru makes a name for itself as one of the top vodka producers in the world.
Peru is one of the countries around the globe that participates in the international photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments 2018
Peruvian Curiosities SunflowerSunflower September 29, 2018 131   0   1   0   0  
Since 2010 Wikimedia, the movement behind the free internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, organizes the public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments “Wiki Loves Monuments”. And for the 3rd year now Peru is one of the 40 countries all over the world that participates.
Port ranking by handled containerized cargo in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017; source: ECLAC, Maritime and Logistic Profile, June 2018
Economy News SunflowerSunflower September 13, 2018 146   0   2   0   0  
Based on data obtained directly from port authorities and terminal operators, ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, releases each year its Maritime and Logistics Profile which includes a ranking of 120 container ports in the region by handled cargo volume in containers.
Lima – the 4th riskiest city in Latin America
Economy News SunflowerSunflower June 27, 2018 655   0   1   0   0  
According to the latest “Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2018”, compiled by the University of Cambridge and the British insurance and reinsurance market Lloyd’s of London, the Peruvian capital Lima is the 4th riskiest city in Latin America and positioned 39th on a global level.
Peru: Total population and population growth 1940, 1961, 1972, 1981, 1993, 2007 and 2017; source: INEI / Census 2017
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerSunflower June 26, 2018 785   0   3   0   0  
After months of delays the head of Peru’s Institute of Statistics (INEI), Francisco Costa yesterday finally presented the first results of the population census conducted in October 2017.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra (on the left) with his new Minister of Finance and Economy Carlos Oliva
Politics News SunflowerSunflower June 12, 2018 331   0   1   0   0  
After just two months in office, Peruvian Minister of Finance and Economy, David Tuesta, resigned due to protests against the latest tax increases and discrepancies with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.
Peru signed the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters; photo: OECD
Politics News SunflowerSunflower May 29, 2018 356   0   1   0   0  
Secretary-General Angel Gurria of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Peruvian Finance and Economy Minister David Tuesta met yesterday in Paris during a festive ceremony where they signed two major OECD Convention: the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in...
Tax increase in Peru 2018
Economy News SunflowerSunflower May 22, 2018 674   0   1   0   0  
Almost unnoticed by the public that seems to suffer from a severe outbreak of soccer fever due to Peru’s participation in the World Cup in Russia, last week the Peruvian government presented a new law in which excise taxes on sodas, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, fuels and new cars powered by diesel or gasoline are significantly raised.
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