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


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 Miraflor


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 re


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