Archive for April, 2009

Lima zoo shows off rare baby hippo

A 60-kilo baby hippo has made its first public appearance at Lima’s zoological park, and has already become the site’s top attraction, state news agency Andina reported Wednesday. Born on April 2, 2009, the baby hippo was kept under observation for four weeks and was only introduced to the public […]

by · April 29, 2009 · 0 comments · Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Theater-filled streets in Peru’s capital, Lima

Peru will host the 8th International Street Theater Party, or Fiteca, during which actors, puppeteers and performers from a variety of South American and European countries will take to the streets to entertain local residents. Approximately 200,000 people are expected to attend the festival, scheduled for May 1-7, 2009. Peruvian […]

by · April 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture

Department of Loreto urges central government to declare state of emergency due to severe flooding

More than 7,890 families in Peru’s jungle department of Loreto have been affected by heavy rains and flooding, causing local authorities to urge the central government to declare a state of emergency. “A state of emergency would facilitate the purchase of materials, and we would get additional help from the […]

by · April 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Natural Disasters

Lucanamarca massacre documentary premiered in Peru

After its international premiere at Amsterdam’s Documentary Film Festival, the Peruvian documentary “Lucanamarca” was premiered in Peru’s capital, Lima, kicking off a nationwide tour. The 70-minute film tells the story of the 1983 massacre of 69 residents of the remote village of Lucanamarca, who were brutally murdered by axe, knife […]