Archive for February, 2011

Central Bank issues new Nuevo Sol coin

Central Bank issues new Nuevo Sol coin

The Central Bank has issued a new One Nuevo Sol coin, the fourth in a series on “riches and pride of Peru.”  The drawing of a Sillustani funeral tower or chullpa is on the obverse of the coin.  Previous issues include illustration of a golden Tumi or ceremonial knife, the […]

Arguedas in the Anglophone World[i]  – a Peruvian Times History Special

Arguedas in the Anglophone World[i] – a Peruvian Times History Special

By Paul Goulder — Peru is currently celebrating the centenary of the birth of educator, poet, anthropologist, writer, ethnologist, linguist, novelist and musicologist José María Arguedas. Putting aside the immediate problems that foreigners have with the name (can a bloke be called Maria / where do I find acute accents […]

Germany contributes 60 mn euros to forestry conservation projects

Germany contributes 60 mn euros to forestry conservation projects

Peru and Germany have signed a joint strategy agreement in which Germany will contribute approximately 60 million euros for forestry conservation, state news agency Andina reported. The four-year strategy is for Sustainable Rural Development – Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change, which covers a series of projects operated by […]

Peru suspends diplomatic relations with Libya

The government suspended diplomatic ties with Libya today, aiming to underscore its protest against the repression imposed by Lybia’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi. “Peru strongly protests against the repression unleashed by the dictatorship of Muammar Al-Qadhafi against the people who are demanding democratic reforms to change the government which has been led […]