Tuesday, July 01 2015
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The 10th Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru will start today, in the presence of heads of state of the economic trade bloc and representatives of 32 observer states and international organizations.

 

Economy & Trade

 
 
 
 

Peru has huge growth potential, ignites a lot of optimism

Peru’s April GDP figures show the country has high growth potential, which ignites a lot of optimism, the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) Representing Director in Peru Eleonora Silva said.

 
 
 

Pacific Alliance

 
 

 
 

Peru's Pacific Alliance Business Summit to promote strategic bonds and investments

 
 
 
 

Agriculture

 
 

 
 

Top Latin American supermarket chain to acquire agricultural products

In the following days two representatives of one Latin American's most relevant supermarket chains, Brazilian “Grupo Pão de Açúcar” (GPA), will arrive in Peru.

 
 
 

Justice

 
 

 
 

Prime Minister: Chavin de Huantar commandos not to be prosecuted

Peru’s Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano pointed out the Inter-American Court of Human Rights verdict on the Chavin de Huantar case has definitely set military commandos as innocent of any unlawful act, and rejected the assertion that they will be prosecuted again by the Judiciary.

 
 
 

Culture

 
 
 
 

Peruvian jazz fusion artist Fredy Guzman releases new music video

 
 
 

Peru Pachamama

Daily Schedule

 

Today's Highlights

 
 
 
 

Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo

La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in July in honor of the patron saint of Paucartambo, la Mamacha Carmen. Troupes of masked dancers, which trace their origin to Spanish processions brought to the Americas, reenact cultural, social, and economic events in Paucartambo, a town that was once a commercial center between the Amazon and the Andes. Each of the thirteen groups recreates a particular story, such as the encounter of Andean migrants, who wanted to steal the Virgin, with local lowland communities, who are her guardians. These community members live in the historical imagination of the town through dance and stylized acting.

TODAY

2:00 to 2:45 PM 

 
 
 
 

Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Pachamanca is the combination of two words in the Quechua language: pacha, for earth and manka for pot. To make one, "you basically make a pot in the earth," says Rosa Maria La Madrid, foodways coordinator of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which is held on the National Mall this year from June 24 to July 5 and this year has Peru as its central theme.

 
 
 
 

Nature

 
 
 

Gastronomy

 
 
 
 

Grape seed oil to help with obesity

Grapes have had high rankings in Peru’s agro-exports, but now scientists are saying that some types of this fruit has more than just a tasty flavor – they can aid in reducing obesity too.

 
 
 

Tourism

 
 
 
 

LATAM Airlines adds connection from Lima-northern Chile

 
 
 
 

Sports

 
 
 
 

Peru feels optimistic despite drop at Copa America

 
 
 
 
 

Peru Captain Pizarro Uses Quechua at Copa America

 
 
 
 
 

Hope and faith – the anatomy of Peru’s transformation

 
 
 
 

Miscellaneous

 
 
 
 
 

Dying Amazon healers are taking potential cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases with them

“Every time a shaman dies, it is as though a book is burned,” says Jose Roque mournfully as he hacks through a vine with a machete.

The 63-year-old indigenous Shipibo healer is showing me around an overgrown jungle garden behind the traditional thatched-roof hut he calls home here in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.