Two Drown in Cusco in Vilcanota Rafting Accident

The body of a young American woman, missing after a rafting accident Tuesday on the Vilcanota River in Cusco, was found Wednesday two and a half hours further downstream from the journey’s starting point at Maranura, near Quillabamba.  Alycia Berrier, 23, of Florida, drowned when she and 17 other people fell […]


Peruvian Times’ story published July 28, 2012, about the tragic deaths of U.S. mountain climbers Gil Weiss and Ben Horne misstated the height of Palcaraju Oeste. The main peak of Palcaraju is 6274 meters. The lower peak of Palcaraju Oeste, which Weiss and Horne were descending when they had their […]

Swimmer Mauricio Fiol Sets New Peru Record At Olympics

Swimmer Mauricio Fiol Sets New Peru Record At Olympics

Peruvian Olympic swimmer Mauricio Fiol set a new national record in the 200 meter butterfly on Monday. Competing in the heats, Fiol swam the 200 meter race, considered by many to be one of the more difficult events in swimming, in 1 minute, 59.02 seconds. The previous Peruvian record for […]

Peruvian Runner Tejeda Aims To Bring Home Olympic Medal

Peruvian marathon runner Gladys Tejeda said she is aiming to bring home a medal during the Summer Olympics, which kickoff Friday in London. “My goal is to get one of the medals in London, that’s why we have trained hard in the highlands of Peru and abroad,” Tejeda said, in […]