Archive for July, 2015

Peru: Foreign Immigration Up 800% in Ten Years

As Peru’s economy has remained stable and shown consistent growth over the past three administrations, the number of foreigners in Peru — as resident immigrants or contract personnel— has risen almost 800 percent. According to the National Migrations Office, the inflow of foreign workers rose 793% between 2004 and 2014. […]

Peru Takes Two Gold at Pan Am Games

Peru Takes Two Gold at Pan Am Games

After the closing ceremonies at the Pan American Games in Toronto later today, Peru’s athletes will be coming home with 10 medals.   Today, Peruvians are competing in wakeboard, the women’s 5K, and the men’s long jump and 10K, while yesterday they competed competed in table-tennis, waterski, boxing, tae kwon do, […]

UNESCO Gives Peru 18 Months to Implement Recommendations

UNESCO Gives Peru 18 Months to Implement Recommendations

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) gave Peru 18 months to implement recommendations from its World Heritage Committee, the InfoturPeru website wrote. During the committee’s recent 39th session in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO decided not to include the majestic Inca citadel in its list of endangered world heritage […]

Peru Reduces Coca Cultivation for Third Straight Year

Peru Reduces Coca Cultivation for Third Straight Year

Peru reduced its territory used for growing coca leaves for a third straight year, according to an annual report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The UN said that 42,900 hectares of land were used to grow coca in Peru last year, down 14% from 2013. That […]