Archive for October, 2008

Peru and Pacific Rim countries stage UNESCO-sponsored tsunami warning drill

Peru, the U.S., Chile, China, and more than 15 other countries around the Pacific Rim will take part in “Exercise Pacific Wave 08,” a two-day pre-arranged tsunami scenario designed to test the UNESCO-established Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, the UN reported. Exercise Pacific Wave 08, planned for October 28-30, […]

King of Spain and President Garcia sign strategic association agreement

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain, visiting the pre-Columbian site of Huaca de la Luna in Trujillo today, arrived Sunday for a two-day stopover in Peru prior to attending the 18th Ibero-American Summit to be held October 29-31 in El Salvador. The official visit, with an aim […]

Road blockade and violent protests in Sicuani, 75 injured after protesters charge police

Though a truce had been agreed on the weekend, protests and road blockades continued for the seventh consecutive day on Monday over the construction of a hydroelectric plant near Sicuani, the capital of Canchis, a province located in the southern highland department of Cuzco. On Saturday, after five days of […]

by · October 27, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Energy, Lima, Mining, Politics, Provinces

Spain returns pre-Columbian artifacts from Patterson Collection to Peru

Forty-five pre-Columbian artifacts, hidden in a warehouse in Spain for over 10 years, were returned to Peru by the Spanish cultural patrimony police, reported Peru’s National Culture Institute Monday. The returned objects – mostly belonging to the Moche culture, but also to the Sican, Cupisnique and Wari cultures – include […]

by · October 27, 2008 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Arts/Culture, Crime, Feature