Poor Young Peruvian Men to Be Forced to Serve in the Army

Forcing young men to serve in the army is not exactly is the most democratic way to run a country. However, many developed and liberal countries like Israel and Singapore still practice conscription as a rule. On the other hand, most Latin American countries do not force their citizens to serve in the army and the decision is almost always voluntary. [Continue reading…]

U.S. Ends Kidnapping Alert for Peru's Machu Picchu

The State Department lifted a kidnapping alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Peru’s awesome Machu Picchu ruins and the surrounding Cusco region after a review of the threat, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. [Continue reading…]

Aug 232012
Empire of Hidden Treasures

PromPeru recently premiered their new videos promoting Peru to the international community, “Peru, Empire of Hidden Treasures” features shots of Puno, Cusco, the Amazon, Lambayeque, Trujillo, Piura, Tumbes, Arequipa, Loreto, Ica, and Lima. PromPeru continues their goal of reaching 9 percent growth in tourism by 2014. [Continue reading…]

Where Is PhD Education in Peru Headed?

Much like the US, Peru’s higher education system is in a state of evolution as national leaders and educators strive to find solutions to the country’s education funding and enrollment issues. However, while the US pushes PhD programs online and mobile apps to revolutionize learning, Peru is making gains that will ensure students in the future can have freedom, choice and funding. [Continue reading…]

Jun 152012
Markets of Cusco

Something I find absolutely wonderful about Peru is the availability of fresh food from meat to cheese to fruits and veggies. You can also find art, flowers, fruit juice stands, lunch, and hardware shop stuff in markets at a very good price. I find that most people here do not shop in one fell swoop like they do in the States. [Continue reading…]

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