Culture

Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Nov 12, 2017 Leave a comment

New species immediately classified as endangered

At least a dozen new species of frogs have been discovered this year in Peru. Scientists suggest these species are already endangered, despite the remoteness of their habitats. Conservation efforts  Full Article »

Peruvian film ‘La última tarde’ selected to compete in Spanish film awards
Posted by Jess Rapp on Oct 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Peruvian film ‘La última tarde’ selected to compete in Spanish film awards

The Peruvian film “La última tarde” has been shortlisted  to compete for the title of Best Ibero-american Film at the 32nd edition of the Goya Awards (Los Premios Goya) in  Full Article »

Medicinal marijuana one step away from legalization
Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Oct 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Medicinal marijuana one step away from legalization

Yesterday the Healthcare Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved a bill that would make medicinal marijuana legal in the country.

Peru soccer fans irate over Teleticket website crash, unable to deal with demand
Posted by Nic Waddell on Oct 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru soccer fans irate over Teleticket website crash, unable to deal with demand

Peruvian soccer fans were left disappointed Tuesday morning when trying to purchase tickets for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying game against Colombia after the Teleticket website crashed.

Archaeologists uncover rare artifacts pointing to role of women in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city
Posted by Omar Elorfaly on Oct 3, 2017 1 comment

Archaeologists uncover rare artifacts pointing to role of women in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city

Archaeologists excavating in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city, Chan Chan, uncover a rare wooden sculpture depicting a woman, which may redefine our understanding of the role of women in ancient Peru.

Two indigenous communities from different hemispheres have teamed up in the coffee business
Posted by Jess Rapp on Sep 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Two indigenous communities from different hemispheres have teamed up in the coffee business

An Inuit-run coffee company has teamed up with Indigenous farmers in Peru to support the preservation of indigenous culture in two opposites spheres of the world. The Kitikmeot Heritage Society  Full Article »

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 25, 2017 Leave a comment

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

The short film, “Racing in Cocaine Valley,” showcases the bizarre sport of rickshaw racing popular in the VRAEM region of Peru’s eastern jungles. A deadly sport in the dangerous VRAEM region  Full Article »

Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption

Peru’s seven-time Olympian shooter Francisco Boza faces up to five years in jail on charges of collusion and criminal conspiracy. The 1984 silver medalist who was Peru’s flag bearer at the  Full Article »

Paolo Guerrero biopic has successful premiere in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Paolo Guerrero biopic has successful premiere in Peru

“Guerrero,” a film based on the life of Peruvian soccer player Paolo Guerrero, had the bestselling opening weekend of any Peruvian film in 2016. Over 112,000 people went to see  Full Article »

Peru wins fifth consecutive tourism award for best food
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru wins fifth consecutive tourism award for best food

The World Travel Awards (WTA) have selected Peru as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year. The “Oscars” of tourism have designated Peru as the  Full Article »