Archive for April, 2011

Government Palace opens doors to show Machu Picchu artifacts

Artifacts from Machu Picchu, which were taken from Peru almost a century ago and recently returned by Yale University, have been put on display at the Government Palace, state news agency Andina reported. Authorities have set up 16 showcases to display some 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu in the […]

by · April 5, 2011 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Arts/Culture

Fujimoristas pledge not to repeat “self-coup” on 19 year anniversary

Representatives from Peru’s Fuerza 2011 party pledged Tuesday not to repeat the 1992 “self-coup” of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori if its presidential candidate and daughter of the former president, Keiko Fujimori, is elected.

by · April 5, 2011 · 0 comments · Law & Justice, Politics

Twenty-one dead, numerous injured as bus plunges 200 meters in southern highlands

At least 21 people are dead after an inter-provincial bus racing through Peru’s southern highlands went over a cliff early Friday, daily El Comercio reported. The accident occurred at 5:00a.m. when a bus belonging to the Virgen del Carmen transport company plunged down a 200 meter abyss after losing control […]

by · April 4, 2011 · 0 comments · Accidents

China overtakes U.S. as Peru’s top destination for exports in Jan-Feb

China overtook the United States as Peru’s top destination for exports in the first two months of 2011, state news agency Andina reported. Peruvian exports to China totaled $926 million in the January-February period, up 18 percent from the year-ago period. Ninety-five percent of Chinese imports from Peru are raw […]

by · April 4, 2011 · 0 comments · Agro, Business, Energy, Mining