While – depending on the source - 8% to 10% of Peruvians still suffers from under- and malnutrition, on the other hand the country is among the top 3 on the list of Latin American countries with the highest obesity rates.
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In another great attempt at nature conservation Peru upgraded at the beginning of 2018 the Yaguas National Reserve - one of the largest virgin primary rainforests of the world located in the Loreto Region - to a National Park which covers more than 868,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest and is...
Machu Picchu, declared Peruvian Historic Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) and voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (2007), was built by the Incas in the 15th century on a mountain ridge in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru in the Cusco region.
Peruvian Ceviche made it on the 2019 list of the world’s 100 most popular dishes published by TasteAtlas, an online world atlas of food and drinks.
Lucuma is undoubtly the most popular fruit in Peru. The native subtropical fruit, which some even name "The last gold of the Incas” and consider it as the “national fruit”, is grown in the Peruvian Andes since ancient times.
As part of the activities for the celebration of the Bicentennial of Peruvian Independence in 2021, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the national postal service Serpost, presented during a ceremony held in Lima’s famous Casa de Correos y Telégrafos, the old central post office in the city...
The Canadian multinational Scotiabank announced last Friday that it completed the acquisition of 51% of the shares of the Chilean Banco Cencosud’s in Peru after receiving the approval from Peruvian authorities.
Online shopping is still at the very beginning in Peru. One of the reasons for this is that cash payments still dominate small retail transactions in the country and online retailers often only accept cashless payment options which many Peruvian still don’t have access to.
San Isidro, Barranco, Miraflores, San Borja and Surco are the districts in Lima with the highest average square meter purchase price for real estate, while properties in the districts of Comás, Ancón, Carabayllo, San Martín de Porres and Los Olivos have the lowest average square meter costs...
Plans for building a cable car up to Machu Picchu might be off the table, Peruvian Minister of Culture, Roger Valencia, disclosed.
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