Archive for March, 2010

Peruvian exports to Brazil double in first two months of 2010

In the first two months of 2010, Peruvian exports to Brazil more than doubled their value during the same period last year. According to state news agency Andina, Peruvian exports to South America’s largest nation and economy in January and February totaled $126 million, up from $60 million in 2009. […]

by · March 30, 2010 · 0 comments · Business, Commerce
INC says Machu Picchu entrance tickets will be rationed to avoid tourist hoards when rail service resumes

INC says Machu Picchu entrance tickets will be rationed to avoid tourist hoards when rail service resumes

Two months after torrential rain wiped out train access to Machu Picchu, Peru’s National Institute of Culture (INC) confirmed Monday it will ration the number of  entrance tickets to Peru’s most popular tourist destination to ensure the Inca citadel isn’t inundated by visitors after the site reopens on April 1. […]

Peru goes dark during Earth Hour 2010

Peru goes dark during Earth Hour 2010

Residents in Peru’s capital Lima switched off their lights Saturday evening joining thousands of cities and millions of people around the globe who took part in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour took place from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time in 125 counties to make […]

by · March 28, 2010 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Environment

Transport regulator begins inspections of repairs to Machu Picchu railway

The head of Peru’s public transport regulator Ositran, Juan Carlos Zevallos, began inspections on Friday of repairs to the railway between Cusco and the sacred Inca citadel Machu Picchu, state news agency Andina reported. Zevallos is reportedly inspecting work on the rail line between the train station at Piscacucho at […]