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Medical marijuana finally legal in Peru
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated November 22, 2017 698   0   1   0   0  
The struggle and persistence of patients, their relatives and supporters eventually paid off. The Peruvian Congress finally recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis and made the medical and therapeutic usage of marijuana legal in Peru.
LATAM Airlines Peru starts direct flights from Cusco to Iquitos in July 2018
Travel News SunflowerSunflower Updated November 22, 2017 1079   0   1   0   0  
Even though distances in Peru are large, inter-regional flights between cities in the country are rare. Travelers usually have to detour via Lima to get from one Peruvian destination to another making getting around Peru more expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient. This now slowly but surely changes.
Does Peru changes its constitution to sentence child rapists to death?
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated October 31, 2017 2865   0   1   0   0  
Violence against women and children is unfortunately a pervasive problem in Peru. So, for years every now and then there are demands for stiffer penalties for abusers and rapists; in case of child rapists even the death penalty is brought into play regularly.
10 Peruvian restaurants among “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017”
Food & Drink News SunflowerSunflower Updated October 31, 2017 2375   0   1   0   0  
Last week “The World’s 50 Best” in collaboration with S. Pellegrino once again revealed Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 at a grand ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. And not only the best restaurant in the region is located in Lima, but another 9 gourmet temples in the Peruvian capital are among the 50 best restaurants.
Two Peruvian Hotels among the Best Hotels in the World
Travel News SunflowerSunflower Updated November 29, 2017 1147   0   1   0   0  
The prestigious luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast (CN) Traveler once again asked their readers to vote for the Best Hotels in the World as part of the online magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.
As every 10 years, Peru carries out a population Census on October 22, 2017
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerSunflower Updated October 26, 2018 2882   0   1   0   0  


Event Date:
22 October 2017
As is the case every 10 years, the Peruvian Statistical Office INEI, carries out a nation-wide population census in Peru on October 22, 2017 to get an updated insight into the population development, the social, economic and employment situation as well as the migration movement in the country.
Peru among the 51 countries which signed the new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons; photo: UN
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated September 22, 2017 1485   0   1   0   0  
Peru was one of the first countries to sign the world’s first legally-binding treaty banning nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations in July and opened for signature on September 20, 2017 on the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
A draft bill regarding the use of medical marijuana was approved by the National Defense Commission of the Peruvian Congress; next step a plenary debate that could clear the way for the legal usage of cannabis oil in Peru
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated November 22, 2017 776   0   1   0   0  
For decades Peru fought a fierce war on all illegal drugs no matter how beneficial some substances might be in certain cases. But an incident at the beginning of this year lead to a rethinking of this position in some Peruvian politicians at least regarding the usage of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Fitch Ratings affirms Peru's long-term foreign currency IDR at 'BBB+' with a stable outlook. (September 2017)
Economy News SunflowerSunflower Updated September 20, 2017 697   0   1   0   0  
Fitch Ratings, one of the three big credit rating agencies, published their latest assessment on Peru’s credit ratings. Result: everything remains unchanged with a stable outlook.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's new cabinet as of September 17, 2017; photo: Andina
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated September 18, 2017 1190   0   1   0   0  
For weeks classes were suspended in Peru due to a controversial teacher’s strike. After long and intense negotiations teachers are back at work, students returned to school and the contentious education reform is back on track. Everything good? Nowhere near.
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