Archive for October, 2009

APEC Tourism Workshop opens in Cusco against backdrop of endangered sites

APEC Tourism Workshop opens in Cusco against backdrop of endangered sites

Peru’s minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Martín Pérez, opened the 35th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Working Group meeting Thursday in Cusco. The meeting is being held in the Sacred Valley, with 85 representatives attending from 21 APEC nations. The APEC forum accounts for 50 percent of the world’s Gross […]

Peru Student Wins Silver Medals in Chemistry and Biology

Peru Student Wins Silver Medals in Chemistry and Biology

It has been a successful and busy year for Luis Cabrera Sosa, 15. This past week in Havana, he won a silver medal in the 14th Ibero-American Chemistry Olympiad, among 56 contestants from 13 countries who competed at the event. Just a few weeks ago, in mid-September, he won another […]

Excavations at Warivilca reveal 700 A.D. burial of young boy and offerings

Excavations at Warivilca reveal 700 A.D. burial of young boy and offerings

The remains of a young boy and the offering of a small animal –which could be a baby llama or a dog– have been unearthed at the beginning of new excavations at Warivilca, a 1,300-year-old archaeological site just south of Huancayo, in Peru’s central highlands.

Camisea to supply gas to CF Industries petrochemical plant in southern Peru

CF Industries signed a $2 billion agreement Oct.13 with Peru’s Camisea consortium for the supply of natural gas for its proposed nitrogen fertilizer complex, to be built in San Juan de Marcona on Peru’s south coast. Under the terms of the agreement, signed at the government palace in Lima with […]