Culture

New nuevo sol coin commemorates Moquegua architecture
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 17, 2015 Leave a comment

New nuevo sol coin commemorates Moquegua architecture

Peru’s central bank put into circulation today a new nuevo sol coin which features architecture from the southern state of Moquegua. The Moquegua-themed coin features an intersection of cobblestone streets  Full Article »

Culture ministry unveils 3,800-year-old statues from Caral civilization
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Culture ministry unveils 3,800-year-old statues from Caral civilization

Peru’s culture ministry has unveiled three small statues from the Caral civilization which are over 3,800 years old. The unbaked mud statues were found at the site knows as Vichama  Full Article »

Gaston Acurio publishes book of Peruvian recipes
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Gaston Acurio publishes book of Peruvian recipes

Celebrity chef Gaston Acurio has published a comprehensive cookbook in English about Peruvian cuisine. “Peru: The Cookbook” is Acurio’s 400-page hardcover featuring over 500 recipes with chapters on ceviche, appetizers,  Full Article »

Quechua completes 40 years as an official language
Posted by Colin Post on May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Quechua completes 40 years as an official language

Quechua, the native tongue of the Inca civilization, completed 40 years today as an official state language in Peru. Quechua was declared an official language on May 27, 1975. According  Full Article »

National soccer team selected for Copa America tournament
Posted by Colin Post on May 27, 2015 3 comments

National soccer team selected for Copa America tournament

The coach of Peru’s national soccer team has selected the players who will represent the country at the 2015 Copa America tournament in Chile. The biggest surprise from coach Ricardo Gareca’s  Full Article »

Alonso Cueto’s La Hora Azul to make film debut in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Alonso Cueto’s La Hora Azul to make film debut in Peru

A film based on Peruvian novelist Alonso Cueto’s award-winning novel, La Hora Azul, will be released in theaters in the coming months. Published in 2005, La Hora Azul tells the  Full Article »

Ruben Florez, musician and father of Juan Diego Florez, dies aged 76
Posted by Colin Post on May 15, 2015 5 comments

Ruben Florez, musician and father of Juan Diego Florez, dies aged 76

Ruben Florez, Peruvian Creole singer and father of iconic opera tenor Juan Diego Florez, died in Lima on Tuesday aged 76. Florez had recorded “Doce nuevos valses de Chabuca Granda”  Full Article »

Marca Peru launches #MasPeruanoQue ad campaign
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 28, 2015 154 comments

Marca Peru launches #MasPeruanoQue ad campaign

Peru’s tourism board Marca Peru has launched a new ad campaign titled “MasPeruanoQue,” or “more Peruvian than.” International commerce and tourism minister Magali Silva says the ads are aimed at  Full Article »

Cesar Vallejo defeats Alianza Lima to win Inca Tournament
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Cesar Vallejo defeats Alianza Lima to win Inca Tournament

The Trujillo-based Universidad Cesar Vallejo soccer club defeated Alianza Lima 3-1 in the Inca Tournament championship game at the national stadium last night. Mauricio Montes, Victor Cedron and Daniel Chavez  Full Article »

Book highlights violence against women in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 21, 2015 4 comments

Book highlights violence against women in Peru

Cumbia dancer and model Lady Guillen’s new ebook makes a powerful statement about domestic violence in Peru. Guillen was kidnapped and beaten by her ex-boyfriend, cumbia singer Rony Garcia, in 2012.  Full Article »