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Charles Lewis Cornelius: Seven months on the outside

After 12 years in prison, of which five in Huaraz´s Víctor Pérez Liendo Prison for attempting to smuggle 17kg of hydrochloride from Peru to his native South Africa, Lewis Cornelius was released on February 14th 2017. In the seven months since his release he has divided his time between barely surviving, and fighting to return […]

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¨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 Huaraz Telegraph went to the Víctor Perez Liendo prison in Huaraz to pay a visit to one of the very few foreign inmates. Lewis Charles Cornelius from South Africa is now 56 years old and […]

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Humble Emerson Trujillo Flores (34) just likes to run and keeps on winning

Two months ago we saw a smiling Peruvian lad standing alongside the hottest prospect of the Formula 1 circus, the 18-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen. This Peruvian was Emerson Trujillo Flores, and he had just won the Wings for Life World Run in Breda in the Netherlands. A great and interesting achievement for a Peruvian in […]

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New Dean of Graduates in Tourism expresses his concerns about current state of tourism in Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph interviewed Antonio Palacios Bertolot, the new Dean of the College of Graduates in Tourism in Ancash (COLITUR Ancash) and asked him in a very openhearted conversation about the current situation of tourism in Huaraz. We also wanted to know what last year´s Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism generated and what […]

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Homosexuality in Huaraz (part II)

“Yes, I’m gay and I’m proud to belong to a group of people that are so valuable for Peru,” admitted Congressman Carlos Bruce to journalist Mariella Balbi in a revealing interview published in the Sunday edition of El Comercio on the 18th of May 2014, and while politicians, journalists and artists supported the congressman, Twitter […]

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Loretta and her adventures as a female solo cyclist

Huaraz gets many visits by cyclists like Álvaro Perez who earlier this year cycled for the well-being of animals, and Fernando Padrós from Cataluña who cycled for the well-being of orphans. Our newest visitor is Loretta Henderson (41) from Canada who is cycling around the world. An interesting thing about Loretta is that up until […]

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“On the main street in Huaraz they sell birds that are close to extinction.”

Last year The Huaraz Telegraph published the story of Fernando Padrós from Cataluña who was cycling across the country raising funds and food for orphans. In February of this year we had the pleasure of meeting another intrepid cyclist Álvaro Perez Ramirez, a veterinarian from San Diego (USA), who is travelling the world trying to […]

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Huaraz´s most famous singer pre-nominated at Latin Grammy´s

Richard Colonia and his band Turmanyé (rainbow in Quechua language) are one of the pre-nominated contestants in the Annual Latin Grammy Award, to be hosted in Las Vegas on the 21st of November. We are proud that the band is Peruvian, and especially proud that they are Huaracinos, as Richard is from Huaraz. His pre-nomination […]

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German visits local heroes of Sport Ancash and talks about his passion

During the interview you’re about to read, the subject of the interview and the interviewer himself found out that they were in the same city and stadium nine years ago. Both were surprisingly present around the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok in December 2004 where Germany was about to play the home team, only a couple […]

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Peru’s most famous mountaineer sounds the alarm bell for tourism in Huaraz

Augusto Ortega, born on July 10th, 1958, is a professional mountain guide and was the first Peruvian ever to conquer the Mount Everest. Augusto, originally from Huaraz, found time to talk to The Huaraz Telegraph and spoke passionately about his first mountain adventures, showing concerned about the future of tourism in Huaraz and its inhabitants […]

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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 […]