After months of political crisis Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) handed in his resignation on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 avoiding a second impeachment vote against him which most probably would have resulted in his dismissal by the Peruvian Congress.
According to the latest report from the Peruvian National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía – SNMPE) Peru was the largest gold producer in Latin America mining 151 metric tons of the precious metal in 2017.
Just recently InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization specialized in monitoring and informing about organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, published the latest “Homicide Round-Up” for the region.
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report the production of coca leaves in Peru increased by 10% from 96,304 tons of sun dried coca leaves in 2015 to 105,960 tons in 2016.
The original Marathon de Sables is held every year in the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco and is known to be the toughest long distance running race in the world. For the first time a replica of the ultramarathon was held in the Ica desert of Peru, one of the driest regions on earth, from November 26 to December...
Yesterday once again the access to Machu Picchu was blocked. Huge rocks were place on the tracks of the train route to Machu Picchu Pueblo, buses blocked the only access road from there to the Inca citadel and enraged citizens protested in town. Hundreds of visitors were stranded and couldn’t get to Machu Picchu or back.
For years visiting Machu Picchu was the main reason most travelers came to Peru. Slowly, but surely this is changing and other gems the country has to offer gain popularity and international recognition. One of them is the walled city of Kuelap.
Living & Lifestyle NewsSunflowerNovember 28, 2017 2660500
Traffic in Lima is horrendous; parking spaces are scarce. To encourage people to leave their car at home and think about alternative means of transport, the district of San Isidro in Lima launched a new public bus service called MiBus.