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The municipality of Surco, Lima uses the wood of trees that have to be cut down to make lovely large sculptures which are exhibited on the streets of the district; photo: Municipality of Surco
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower September 06, 2017 435   0   1   0   0  
During colonial times often referred to as the “City of Gardens”, today the Peruvian capital Lima could rather be name city of concrete, asphalt, dirt and dust. Accessible green urban spaces and trees are rare and mainly concentrated in the “better” districts such as San Isidro, Miraflores and San Borja.
A recent survey revealed that 62% of Peruvians would emigrate if they could
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerSunflower August 30, 2017 699   0   1   0   0  
After years of unrest, violence, poverty and uncertainty in the 1980s and 1990s where everyone who could, left the country. Over the past 2 decades Peru made enormous progress and developed into a politically and economically stable country with huge growth rates often topping its neighbors on different levels.
Plans to significantly expand Machu Picchu’s visiting area and create additional access routes including a possible cable car are assessed
Travel News SunflowerSunflower August 22, 2017 1032   0   1   0   0  
Over the past years Machu Picchu has seen an increasing number of local and foreign visitors. Today Peru’s most popular tourist attraction receives on average about 4000 people per day, during peak season this number goes up to more or less 7000.
Mistura 2017 postponed till the end of October
Food & Drink News SunflowerSunflower August 02, 2017 740   0   1   0   0  
Today the Peruvian Gastronomy Society, Apega, announced that the Mistura 2017 not only has a new location as we reported in our article “Mistura 2017 moves to Rimac”, but will be postponed until the end of October.
Land Rover Experience Tour comes to Peru
Sports News SunflowerSunflower July 25, 2017 898   0   1   0   0  
Land Rover’s next destination for their legendary Land Rover Experience Tour is Peru.
New location for the Mistura 2017 is the Club Revolver in Lima's district Rimac
Food & Drink News SunflowerSunflower July 22, 2017 596   0   1   0   0  
Since March we know that the 10th edition of Mistura won’t be held at its former location in Lima’s Magdalena del Mar, but moves further north to Callao. Yesterday however Apega, organizer of the event, surprisingly announced another change of location for this year’s gastronomic fair.
The first coin "Spectacled Bear" (Oso Andino de Anteojos) of the new numismatic series "Threatened Wildlife of Peru" (Fauna Silvestre Amenazada del Perú)
Economy News SunflowerSunflower July 19, 2017 838   0   1   0   0  
Peruvian banknotes and coins, awarded many times for their beauty and security features, depict the countries diverse and rich archaeological and cultural past, historic figures and natural resources.
Judge ordered 18 months of pre-trial detention for Peru’s former presidential couple Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia
Politics News SunflowerSunflower July 15, 2017 540   0   1   0   0  
For over 2 years the former presidential couple Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia have been investigated for money laundering, bribery and corruption. On Thursday evening Judge Richard Concepcion, head of the First Preparatory Investigation Court, ordered 18 months pre-trial detention for the ex-president and his wife.
Informal employment in Peru remains high; photo: Andina
Economy News SunflowerSunflower July 12, 2017 1129   0   1   0   0  
Peru’s economy developed into one of the strongest and fastest growing in Latin America since the new millennium. But as Lima’s Chamber of Commerce (CCL) through its Institute of Economy and Company Development (IEDEP) informed yesterday still 11.7 million people in Peru worked in the informal sector in 2016.
Green Bus accident leaves 9 dead and over 30 injured; photo: Andina
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower July 10, 2017 732   0   1   0   0  
Yesterday afternoon a relaxing and fun Sunday trip ended in tragedy. Shortly before 05.00 pm a tour bus crashed in Lima’s district Rimac and plunged down 10m leaving at least 9 passengers dead and more than 30 injured.
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