Peruvian bullfighter Pablo Juarez Oliveros: ¨I would never kill a harmless animal¨

The world was shocked in July when Víctor Barrio Hernanz was pinned down on the ground and gored to death by a bull called Lorenzo in Teruel, eastern Spain. The matador´s death promptly raised new calls for a Spanish bullfighting ban. The animal´s horn pierced the 29-year-old´s aorta and lung and although he was rushed […]

¨Global warming is affecting all Cordilleras and this is bad news for mountaineers¨

In 1992, Augusto Ortega Pacheco from Huaraz became the first ever Peruvian to reach the summit of  Mount Everest – a feat that was repeated by Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in 2016, making her the first ever Peruvian woman to reach the highest point on earth. However, Peru´s most famous mountaineer at the moment is Richard Hidalgo […]

¨The Pastoruri Glacier will probably disappear within ten years¨

The American paleoclimatologist and distinguished university professor at the School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Lonnie G. Thompson spoke with the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph about his perspective on glacier retreat, his global recognition for his drilling and analysis of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and subtropical […]

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South African finally a free man after completing 12-year-long prison sentence

While others might have celebrated Valentine´s Day, the 14th of February was celebrated by Charles Lewis Cornelius for other reasons. The 56-year-old who is suffering from H.I.V. completed his last days of his prison sentence he gained for trying to smuggle 17 kilos and 211 grams of cocaine hydrochloride from Jorge Chavez International Airport in […]

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Huaraz based teacher Juan Raúl Cadillo winner in Ibero-American contest

A new and great achievement for teacher Juan Raúl Cadillo León, who in December last year was selected  among the 50 best teachers in the world in the “The Global Teacher Prize” contest.  Juan Raúl Cadillo León was selected out of more than 20,000 candidates from 179 different countries and is still in the running […]

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South African prisoner hospitalised and badly ill 13 days from release

A couple of days ago we got a phone call that Lewis Charles Cornelius was taken to the hospital Victor Ramos Guardia in Huaraz. The 56-year-old who is suffering from H.I.V. has almost completed his 12-year-long prison sentence which he gained for trying to smuggle 17 kilos and 211 grams of cocaine hydrochloride from Jorge […]

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Cruz del Sur bus crashes partly into discotheque in Huaraz centre

On Sunday at around 10:30 pm, a bus of the company Cruz del Sur rushed out of its terminal colliding violently against the facilities of the Kasique discotheque causing luckily only material damage. The administrator of the company Cruz del Sur in Huaraz, Erick Medina Salvador, reported that the driver might have hit the accelerator […]

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Video of gringo singing Chimaychi in Quechua language goes viral in Peru

Sadly, most Peruvians don´t really appreciate Quechua language but luckily this doesn´t stop some foreigners in Peru of learning and studying the language. Although still the second language of Peru, every time fewer people speak it. In 2007 the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) calculated that 13.21% of Peru´s population spoke Quechua, referring […]

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Weather station installed at Palcacocha, seven lake guards unpaid for months

In order to constantly monitor the behavior of climate and the variation of the water mirror at Laguna Palcacocha, the National Institute for Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM), the Centre for Environmental Research for Development (CIAD) of the National University Santiago Antunez de Mayolo (UNASAM) and the Natural Resources Management of the Regional […]

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A 5.6 earthquake awakens people in Huaraz; strongest trembling in years

According to a report of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), the quake of 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale was recorded in Chimbote at 01:42 am with the epicenter being 52 kilometers southwest of Chimbote at a depth of 49 kilometers below the surface. The seismic movement counted with second degree intensity at the coastal […]

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Continuous downpour affecting the interiors of Willcahuaín

The archeological monument of Willcahuaín, located approximately seven kilometers northeast of the city of Huaraz is probably one of the closest tourists’ attractions near Huaraz and therefore a popular day hike for travelers. The complex was most likely constructed around 100 AC and was abandoned around 700 – 1100 BC by inhabitants of the Wari […]

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At last: route to Llanganuco and Lag. 69 soon to be improved

It sounds too good to be true although on the other hand it´s incredible that the road towards the most visited site in Ancash in 2017 is still not paved. In 2013, the former dean of the College of Graduates in Tourism in Ancash, Alejandro Solis Neyra gave an insight into the public investment and […]

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Miracle in Huaraz as its cathedral finally seems to get finished this year

After 47 years of waiting and several misleading announcements on the culmination of the cathedral of Huaraz, the building that borders the Plaza de Armas in Huaraz finally seems to get finished. The original cathedral was destroyed by the 1970 earthquake that hit Yungay, Huaraz and other places in the Callejón de Huaylas but the […]

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First steps taken to a much needed Early Warning System for Lake Palcacocha

Yesterday, authorities and officials of Huaraz, the district of Independencia and the Regional Government of Ancash, as well as Congressman […]

Archaeological site of Piquijirca being invaded and destroyed

According to information obtained by The Huaraz Telegraph, the archaeological site of Piquijirca is being invaded by local people for […]

Moderate rains cause much higher Rio Santa river flow

Moderate rains that have fallen in different provinces of the sierra of Ancash, have increased the flow of the Santa […]

¨I would like to apologise to my family members for the damage I have caused¨

It was a strange visit and probably the last one too. For the 20th time exactly, the editor of The […]

Again high levels of noise pollution detected in city centre of Huaraz

The Regional Health Department of Ancash through the Environmental Health Department confirmed the presence of very disturbing noises in the […]

Fire Department in Huaraz receives over 400 fake emergency calls per day

Fidel de la Cruz head of the Fire Department Santiago Antúnez De Mayolo number 84 in Huaraz showed his anger […]

Illegal miners enter protected areas in the Cordillera Blanca again

The head of the Huascarán National Park Mr. Jesús Gómez stated that illegal miners are operating in the Quebrada Onda […]

Recent inventory shows 30 more lakes due to glacial retreat

The Glaciology and Water Resources Unit of the National Water Authority (ANA) has shared their latest information on the inventory […]

Trujillo, Huaraz and Iquitos not of interest to South American tourists

According to Diego Castro, Country Manager of the booking website Despegar.com, Peru received most South American tourists from neighbor country […]

Two French tourists assaulted at the Rataquenua cross in Huaraz

Despite the fact that the Tourist Police in Huaraz is doing permanent surveillance patrolling the access road towards the cross […]

45% fewer mountain fatalities in 2016, causes unclear

Although sources at the Casa de Guías informed The Huaraz Telegraph that there might have been fewer climbers in general, […]

Huascaran National Park received 20% more visitors in 2016 compared to 2015

The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP) has reported that more than 259.000 tourists visited the […]

Foreigners can learn Spanish with Langcom Language Centre

Langcom´s classes will start on the 4th of January and it´s their mission to promote and disseminate the knowledge and […]

Huaraz? Globally seen, Peru is Machu Picchu and nothing else

When I look at tourism in our city of Huaraz, I think there is still much to explore. Huaraz however, […]

Limited access to the Pastroruri Glacier until the end of March 2017

Due to adverse climatic conditions in the Huaraz region, the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), […]

Christmas tree of plastic bottles created to raise awareness on conservation

Tourists and citizens walking past the Plaza de Armas in Huaraz cannot miss a huge Christmas tree made of plastic […]

Sport Ancash loses final but seeks a 3-0 win after presenting claim at the Justice Commission

Academia Deportiva Cantolao beat Sport Ancash F.C. by two goals to nil in Sunday´s final in the Estadio Alejandro Villanueva […]

Sport Rosario Huaraz wins Copa Perú and will play in the Premier Division

Thanks to a 2-1 win over Racing de Huamachuco, Sport Rosario from Huaraz have won the Copa Peru 2016 title. […]