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Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Authorities from the Prime Minister’s office flew to Cusco early this morning to seek solutions with the Urubamba valley government, which is threatening to hold a strike and block access to Machu Picchu if its demands are not met. Earlier this week the valley held a 48-hour strike  for three […]

APEC Aims to Double Tourist Flow By 2025

Tourism ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific Rim countries meeting in Lima this past week have agreed to work together to double the flow of tourists by 2025, to 800 million per year. The APEC agenda includes increasing flight connections and facilitting greater access to destinations.  Mexico’s representatives indicated that there is also a […]

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

The government has declared a 60-day emergency throughout the Madre de Dios region, following reports of a high content of mercury in the rivers that flow through one of the richest biodiversity areas on the planet. The measure is to implement actions to clean up and reduce mercury contamination and […]

12th Gold and Silver Symposium Opens in Lima

The 12th international Gold and Silver Symposium opened in Lima today with a keynote speech on the outlook for the global economy by Tim Harford, economics leader writer for the Financial Times. The symposium, held every two years and organized by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy, brings […]