Archive for April, 2009

Peruvian University of Applied Science and Peruvian singer Gian Marco inaugurate music academy

Peru’s University of Applied Science, or UPC, and Peruvian singer-songwriter Gian Marco inaugurated a professional musical academy Wednesday in the country’s capital city, Lima. “Musical training must be complete,” said UPC’s Rector, Luis Bustamante. “We’re going to formally train not only composers and performers, but also music producers.” Our students […]

by · April 29, 2009 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture

Tourist guides continue protests at Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Dozens of professional tourist guides organized a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday in the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Peru’s top tourist attraction – to protest a congressional bill designed to open up their profession to people who have not been formally trained as guides, reported daily El Comercio. Of […]

Huánuco residents shut down city, urge Raura Mine to comply with its environmental cleanup plan

Thousands of Huánuco residents took to the streets Wednesday, demanding that the region’s Raura Mine get back on track with its environmental cleanup plan, which it has postponed since 2002. “We’re tired of all these years of pollution,” said Abner Falcón Dávilla, mayor of San Miguel de Cauri. “We urge […]