Archive for October, 2010

Peru wins team gold at World Surfing Games

Peru wins team gold at World Surfing Games

Peru’s surfing team will take home gold at the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games at Punta Hermos, outdoing 30 other countries competing at the event. The host country finished first in the team section with 14,370 points, ahead of Australia with 14,160 points, South Africa at 11,820 and Brazil with […]

by · October 28, 2010 · 0 comments · Sports

Peru, Chile to start talks on expanding FTA in 2011

Peru and Chile are planning to start negotiations to expand their free trade agreement in 2011, daily Gestion reported. “The free trade deal is going very well, [even though] there are pending topics to negotiate,” Peru’s Economy and Finance Minister Eduardo Ferreyros said. “What has happened is that as much […]

Flores concedes to Villarán, awaiting official announcement from election officials

More than three weeks after residents in Lima went to the polls to elect a new mayor, conservative candidate Lourdes Flores has conceded to Susana Villarán of the leftist Social Force party. “There is a winner in this election, and it is Susana Villarán”El Comercio reported Flores saying during her […]

Machu Picchu recognized as South America’s Leading Green Destination

Machu Picchu recognized as South America’s Leading Green Destination

Peru’s sacred Inca citadel Machu Picchu has been named South America’s Leading Green Destination in 2010 by the UK-based World Travel Awards. “This award shows that the tourism sector has an impact on the country’s economic, social and environmental development,” state news agency Andina reported Rocio Merino, the director of […]