Archive for July, 2009

Peru takes top prizes at South American Olympic Wrestling Championship

Peru takes top prizes at South American Olympic Wrestling Championship

Peru won three gold medals, a silver and two bronze in men’s Greco Roman wrestling at the South American Wrestling Championship, held this past weekend in Lima.  Two golds and a silver were also won by Peruvians in Freestyle wrestling. And the Peruvian women’s wrestling team came in first with […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Sports
Eten residents weave Guinness-record-sized straw hat

Eten residents weave Guinness-record-sized straw hat

Residents of the city of Eten – located in the coastal province of Chiclayo – have woven a Guinness-record-sized hat with 28 kilograms of the finest macora palm straw imported from Ecuador. The hat, which took artisans six months to weave and is now registered in the Guinness Book of […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Peru top chef Gastón Acurio minimizes Amazon River raid on luxury ship: we will be back, he says

Days after Peru’s top chef Gastón Acurio was robbed by six armed bandits aboard Aqua Expeditions’ luxury river ship, the culinary celebrity described the raid as “an isolated incident,” and said that he and his family would definitely visit the Amazon region again. “I thank everyone for their support and […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Cardinal Cipriani warns of “foreign meddling in Peru’s internal affairs” during July 28th homily

The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, said during his sermon on Independence Day Tuesday that “Peru needs an iron front to stamp out foreign meddling and interference in the country’s internal affairs.” “Peru is an open country and is always ready to initiate dialogue with those willing to […]