On the international scale, Peru doesn't weigh up to very much. If you check the news services of many countries, Peru's stories are way, way down the list of important events.
However, Peru has popped up regularly as a great place to visit; notably, National Geographic put Peru in the top ten destinations along with other travel sites; and Peru cuisine is making the news.
Here at Inside-Peru, we look more at things that affect traveling and living in Peru rather than economic or political issues.
In this newsletter: Recommended really entertaining reading: The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland
Winner - Inside-Peru January 2012 Photo Contest Congratulations to Julian Iliev from Denver, Colorado on his winning photo "Machu Picchu Housing." The runner-up was "Ashanika Makeup" by Aier S. B. in Peru.
To see all the photos from each month, go to Pictures of Peru.
Earthquake in Ica On January 30, 2012, a strong 6.3 earthquake jolted Ica, on the southern coast, injuring 147 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.
Previous devastating earthquakes in Ica were still fresh in the minds of many. In August of 2007, an 8.0 quake left widespread damage and 519 fatalities in the area. Then in October of 2011, a 6.9 quake struck , leaving much damage but no deaths.
Few of the injuries in the latest quake were serious; the majority caused not be the quake but by panic in fleeing the buildings.
Damage to infrastructure in the area was minimal and not expected to affect traveling.
In the News Photos of an isolated Indian tribe in the Amazon basin appeared in many news stories on the web. Although not much is known about who the people in the photos really are, it would not be unusual that this would be an isolated or previously-unknown group of Indians. One of the photos was taken with a telescopic lens by a bird-watcher from across the river.
Ecology news included strikes and planned strikes in areas affected by mining plans; the mines are well-known to pollute watersheds and destroy natural habitat. These strikes are generally very localized and don't affect 99.9% of people in Peru. Concern about destruction of the environment due to other various expansion of industry into the mountains and especially jungles of Peru is continuuing to spread and is a concern to everyone. Peru is more than 50% covered by tropical rainforests.
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Jan 31, 2012
Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contact
Peruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year.
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Jan 31, 2012
Cusco Peru - If you are considering visiting Cusco, Peru, you will be amazed by the richness and tranquility of this city nestled in the mountains. Where to begin?
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Jan 28, 2012
Guesthouse in Miraflores
~ By Joshua Alan Davis - Miraflores, Lima, Peru I took this photo in Miraflores, Lima, Peru on September 4th, 2011. It was a clear and sunny day; I was
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Jan 26, 2012
Latest Inside-Peru News Bulletin
ALERT! Stop Peru's Road to Rainforest Ecocide and Genocide...
Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru...
Ancient cave paintings found in Peru...
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Jan 20, 2012
Feliz Año Nuevo - January 2012 Peru Photo Contest
~ By: Sarah - Houston, Tx Location: This photo was taking during the New Year celebrations in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was a beautiful night to ring
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Jan 20, 2012
Flower For Hope - January 2012 Peru Photo Contest
~ Sloane Sheldon - Farmington, CT This photo was taken in Cusco on a cold, wet December afternoon. What were your feelings or impressions when taking
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Jan 20, 2012
Row Row Row the Boat - January 2012 Peru Photo Contest
~ By: David Lynch - Dublin Ireland This photo was taken on Lake Titicaca in May 2009 in the afternoon. I felt great after taking this photo. I spent
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Jan 20, 2012
Sunday's Child - January 2012 Peru Photo Contest
~ By: Ben - Spain Taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 85mm prime lens, this portrait of a Peruvian girl with a Japanese grandmother was difficult to take. Why?
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Jan 18, 2012
Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru
Posted on 18 January 2012 - Smithsonian Institute
People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by Dolores Piperno, curator of New World archaeology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and emeritus staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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