Archive for December, 2012

Yuletide in Old Lima

Yuletide in Old Lima

The following story was first translated into English in 1934 and published in The West Coast Leader that December. It is one of the “Traditions” by Ricardo Palma (1833-1919), who mixed history and hearsay to chronicle life in Peru across several centuries, particularly the colonial and republican eras.  —  Away back in […]

Two Drown in Cusco in Vilcanota Rafting Accident

The body of a young American woman, missing after a rafting accident Tuesday on the Vilcanota River in Cusco, was found Wednesday two and a half hours further downstream from the journey’s starting point at Maranura, near Quillabamba.  Alycia Berrier, 23, of Florida, drowned when she and 17 other people fell […]

Lima’s Mayor Unveils Busts and Past Histories

Lima’s Mayor Unveils Busts and Past Histories

Lima’s Mayor Susana Villaran on Wednesday evening unveiled a larger-than-life bust of former President Fernando Belaunde Terry, in the Parque de la Exposición, next to the Museo de Arte at the junction of Av. Garcilaso de la Vega and Paseo Colon, in downtown Lima.   A day earlier, and a block […]

Peru Trade Ministry Forecasts Increased Exports in 2013

Peruvian exports are expected to recover next year and reach levels achieved in 2011, according to Peru’s Trade and Tourism minister, Jose Luis Silva. The optimistic forecast is based on the recovery expected in the European and U.S. economies, Silva said. Peru exports for 2012 are estimated to be above […]

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