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No transportation possible between Huaraz, Lima and Trujillo, tourists stuck

The heavy rainfall that is occurring in the Ancash area has significantly affected six main access roads to different villages, according to latest reports. Last night, many interprovincial busses had to turn around because the access roads towards the coast got interrupted by falling rocks. Unfortunately, not all busses that left Huaraz were able to […]

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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 Ricardo Narváez Soto, visited Lake Palcacocha with the purpose of establishing actions that allow providing the so much needed security to the population before a possible glacial lake outburst flood. Other objectives of the visit […]

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Villagers destroy Early Warning System installed at Lake 513, Carhuaz at serious risk

On July the 15th 2015, the population of Carhuaz celebrated the installation and transfer of the Early Warning System (EWS) that should protect them from a possible glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). The EWS was made possible thanks to the Glaciers Programme and a massive contribution of the Swiss Government, a country that faces similar […]

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Touts keep terrorizing bus stations in Huaraz, tourists don’t respect their reservations

¨Twice this week I had two rooms booked but my guests never showed up! Actually one couple did the next day after they told me that they were taken to another hotel in the city but found it dirty.¨ The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by two different hotel owners that touts keep terrorizing the bus […]

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Municipality starts with the construction of a crime observatory

The Provincial Municipality of Huaraz has started with the construction of a crime observatory near the Plaza de Armas. The crime observatory is part of the megaproject called ¨The improvement and expansion of the security service of Huaraz¨. The project also includes the installation of surveillance cameras, radios with GPS, the purchase of pickup trucks […]

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The number of traffic accidents keeps increasing in Ancash

Despite the hard work and dedication of the National Police, the Superintendence of Transport of persons, cargo and goods (SUTRAN), Serenazgo officers and others worried about traffic, traffic accidents in recent years have been increasing at an alarmingly rate in Ancash. In 2013 2,175 people were reported injured and in 2012 the number of people […]

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iPerú report thefts and PNH report of 25,000 visitors during Fiestas Patrias

As Fiestas Patrias (Peruvian National Holidays dedicated to the celebrations of Peru’s independence from the Spanish Empire) are behind us, it´s time to have a look at the present state of affairs, provided by iPerú and the National Park Huascarán (PNH). According to a press release by the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by […]

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Tourists are offered a free phone number for emergency calls

More good news concerning the protection of tourists in Peru, as the head of MINCETUR Magali Silva announced that national and international tourists will soon have a free number to make emergency calls. The number – 0800-22221 – will be attended 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and according to Silva there will […]

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Draft Law approved to create National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems

With the intention of promoting scientific research on glaciers and mountain ecosystems, the Council of Ministers drafted a law, establishing the National Institute for Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems. The Institute is likely to be attached to the Ministry of Environment (MINAM). After this first successful step, it is expected that the congress will […]

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Review of the Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism

The third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism has demonstrated that tourism in Huaraz´ (or lack thereof) is at crisis point. This all became clear during the three day event held at the Cultural Centre in Huaraz.  The congress was organised by COLITUR (The College of Tourism Graduates) and expectations were high as it was […]

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No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]

Memories of the 76th anniversary of the glacial lake outburst of 1941

In 1941, while Europe was suffering the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties, Huaraz and […]

Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest […]

Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

On Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and […]

Weather expert warns Huaraz will not be spared from waterlogging

University professor and local meteorologist Rafael Figueroa Tauquino lamented that despite of the warnings realised by the Santiago Antúnez de […]

Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges (Sistema de Jueces de Agua de Corongo) is inscribed on the Representative List […]

Human excrements, plastic bags and remains of food found on Huascarán

The team consisted of eight specialists from the National Research Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) which between August […]

Researchers confirm Huascarán is actually 11 metres lower than previously assumed

Since 1873, nine measurements of the south and north peaks of Huascarán have been made estimating all different heights. The […]

A brief history of Mataraju; Peru´s tallest mountain

Mount Huascarán (in Ancash Quechua language: Mataraju, ‘Twin Nevados’), is a massif located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes, […]

Dutchman seeking to educate Peruvian citizens and farmers about climate change

Henk Smeenk is a Dutch man with a mission: to help farmers in developing countries face the challenges of climate […]

Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Huaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several […]

Contrasting fortunes in 2017 for Sport Ancash and Sport Rosario

With just two games remaining of Peru’s Segunda División, Sport Ancash have been relegated into the abyss of the Peruvian […]

Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record […]

Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted […]

Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier […]

Valery Rozov dies after a failed BASE jump attempt in the Himalayas

Rozov was an internationally renowned BASE jumper, a sport reserved for only the most fearless, whereby one free falls from […]

Rubbish on the rise on popular Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is slowly edging its way into the realms of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon as one […]

Ancash resident and Peruvian actress Claudia Dammert (68) passes away

Beloved actress and devoted resident of the Ancash region, Claudia Dammert, sadly passed away this week. She was 68, and […]