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Mass tourism during past weekend has left its marks at Laguna Parón

During the past long holiday weekend, the cities of Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz once again showed visitors their strengths and attractions. In Carhuaz, more than a hundred vehicles were spotted visiting the traditional ice-cream parlors and the city´s lodging places were packed. Same case in Huaraz, where it was hard for international tourists to […]

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Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no exception. In our August edition we will publish an interview we had with César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who will share his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st century, the possible threat of […]

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Reckless foreign tourists causing ecological damage at Laguna Willcacocha

The Association of Official Guides in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA) has expressed its dismay on social networks. Yesterday, so shows a recent photograph published by AGOEMA, some irresponsible foreigners decided to camp at Lake Willcacocha and even to set up tents. Additionally, some tourists even decided to go for a swim and were chasing […]

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Illegal mining within the National Park Huascaran destroying Nevado Tocllaraju

In the past we have reported on this topic before but it seems that the situation only has gotten worse. Vision Informativa reported yesterday that today’s illegal mining contaminates hundreds of hectares in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca. This is poisoning the rivers and streams of the Peruvian Andes range and the regional and […]

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Icefall in Laguna Palcacocha causes three metre high waves

During a special emergency press conference, the National Institute for Research in Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) announced that a decent amount of ice has fallen in the water of Lake Palcacocha. Engineer Marco Zapata Luyo confirmed that the incident happened at around 8 pm on May the 31st. The avalanche of ice was recorded […]

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Road to Lima partially open again, new warning of heavy rains

Yesterday, at 10:30 a.m. the road towards Lima was opened again but in a restricted manner, allowing the passage of freight vehicles, vans, cars and passenger service buses until four in the afternoon. The mayor of the district of Colquioc – Casquitambo, Manuel Díaz Trujillo reported that the road has been enabled in one single […]

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28 people in Ancash killed by mudslides and effects of heavy rains

According to an official report delivered by the Regional Government of Ancash and the Center of Emergency Operations (COER) Ancash, 28 people have died so far due to mudslides and heavy rain caused by the coastal weather phenomenon El Niño. The mayor of the province of the Santa, Victoria Espinoza García, reported that 58,000 people […]

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Update on situation in Huaraz; still inaccessible but 60 people got shipped out

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that approximately 60 people boarded a Police-owned aircraft to be taken to the nation`s capital. Additionally we were informed that there are more than 200 people on a waiting list for additional flights. Police authorities confirmed that elderly and people with emergencies get preference. Also, international tourists that might miss […]

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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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Newton Fund interested in supporting valuable scientific research in Ancash

The Newton Fund, so states the website of the British Council, promotes the economic development and welfare in partnering countries, through science and innovation partnerships. It aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is managed by UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Peru […]

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Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, […]

Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when […]

Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South […]

Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry […]

Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

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, […]