Archive for July, 2008

La Cantuta paramilitary death squad victims to be finally buried after 16 years

Exactly 16 years after nine agrarian university students and a professor were brutally murdered and their burnt remains buried in shallow graves by a paramilitary death squad, loved ones and students held a wake for the victims of the La Cantuta massacre Friday. The memorial service is to be held […]

Peruvian Jazz ambassador makes a mark with U.S. tour

Trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegria, one of Peru’s most influential jazz musicians, has made it big on the U.S. jazz scene with his 2008 tour featuring music rich with the heritage of Afro-Peruvian beats and guest appearances by some of today’s top names in jazz. His Peruvian leg of the […]

by · July 18, 2008 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture, Travel/Tourism

Peru’s ombudswoman warns government of potentially vast water contamination in Lima from mine

Peru’s ombudswoman has warned the government that the Rimac River, the most important source of potable water for Peru’s desert capital city, Lima, is threatened by possible  arsenic, lead and cadmium contamination from a mining operation upriver in the Andes. Beatriz Merino, in an open letter to President Alan Garcia’s […]

Push to expand Peruvian potato flour for export

The chief of Peru’s Sierra Exportadora, Gastón Benza, called Thursday on President Alan Garcia’s Council of Ministers to approve the construction of 100 potato flour production plants to offset the rising cost of wheat and to promote the export of Peruvian potato bread, “papapan.” “There is an important demand for […]