Peru is the third largest country in South America located in the western part of this region. It is a nation of mixed ethnic origins. What attracts tourism to Peru is its natural and cultural activities, but also the modern and urban activities that different cities in Peru offer for their visitors.

  • National Day: July 28th, 1821
  • Best know tourist spot: Machu Picchu (Cusco), Nazca (Ica), Colca and Cotahuasi Canyons (Arequipa)
  • Traditional dance: Marinera, huayno
  • A dish you cannot miss: Ceviche (Peruvian lemon accompanied by thinly cut rocoto or ají limo chili and sliced onions, and marinates fresh seafood)
  • National alcoholic drink: Pisco, Pisco Sour
  • Architectural hostpot in the Capital: The Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the City Hall
  • Famous people: Mario Vargas Llosa, Hernando de Soto, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Cesar Vallejo, Gian Marco, Eva Ayllon, Susana Baca
  • Famous soccer teams: Alianza Lima, Universitario de Deportes, Sporting Cristal, Cienciano

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News About Peru

Alpaca fibers from Peruvian highlands travel to world’s luxury stores at 100X the price

PUNO, Peru (AP) – The 4 million alpacas that graze on the remote slopes of Peru’s southeastern Andes wear warm coats of a silky fiber highly sought in the United States, Europe and Asia. Colored in one of 24 different natural tones, the fiber from this domesticated camelid sma

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Rolling Stones’ Latin America tour includes stop in Peru’s finest restaurant

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger dined out on the weekend at Central restaurant, owned by Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez and widely considered to be the best eatery in the Americas. Jagger visited the restaurant, located in Lima’s Miraflores neighborhood, on Saturday night,

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Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region

Jungle covered in black sludge after a landslide caused the country’s main oil pipeline to rupture, polluting rivers relied on by eight native communities Ruptures in Peru’s main oil pipeline have spilled 3,000 barrels of crude into the Amazon region, polluting two rivers that nat

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Copa America Centenario 101 – All you need to know about Copa America Centenario

The brightest stars in world soccer are headed to the US next summer, and they’ll be playing for keeps. The US will host the Copa America Centenario in June 2016, with 10 South American national teams joined by six CONCACAF countries – including the United States and Mexico

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US foundation awards US$ 50,000 to Peruvian-born doctor for creative promise in biomedical science

By Hillary Ojeda The Vilcek Foundation recognized Peruvian Dr. Fernando Camargo for his research on blood cells. The United States-based Vilcek Foundation awarded Peruvian immigrant, Dr. Fernando Camargo, for demonstrating outstanding achievement as a young scientist, and awarded him

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