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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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Language Centre of the Casa de Guías to organise talent show

Because of the celebration of the anniversary of the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGMP), and being part of […]

INAIGEM announces cooperation agreement and construction of Museum of Andean Mountains

The Ohio State University in the US and the INAIGEM (National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems) signed […]

Update: Two rescue teams have headed out to search for Canadian tourist

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph has spoken to the head of the Tourist Police in Huaraz, Major Godofredo Vargas […]

Update: Still no traces of Jesse Galganov, local authorities all informed

Sadly, there are still no traces of Jesse Galganov, the Canadian citizen who went missing at the end of September. […]

Urgent: Canadian tourist missing and last seen in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov

The Huaraz Telegraph was contacted this morning by Magda Fernández who informed us that Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been […]

Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in […]

‘London to Lima Gin´, made of water from the Cordillera Blanca exported to London

On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise […]

The conquistador´s daughter and the Incan princess of Huaylas

This is the story of two very powerful women who lived in the ancient towns of the Callejon de Huaylas […]

Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz informed The Huaraz Telegraph that he was officially named ambassador of the National Park Huascarán. […]

Park rangers National Park Huascarán trained to monitor wild birds

Peru’s National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), and Cornell University’s Ornothology Laboratory (CLO), have collaborated in […]

Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of […]

Flor Cuenca Blas conquers second eight-thousander; Mt. Manaslu

At 08:40 local time, on September the 28th 2017, Peruvian native Flor Cuenca Blas summited Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu, which rises […]

Huaracino’s son to become chess grandmaster

On September the 26th 2017, Peruvian chess player José Martinez Alcántara won the World Youth Chess Championship for the U18 […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (0 – 1) Alianza Lima

The Estadio Rosas Pampa almost reached its 18,000 capacity for the high profile visit of Club Alianza Lima, Peru’s oldest […]

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 […]

¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible […]

Chacas, a “painted” town in danger of losing its beauty

Chacas a small town in the Peruvian Andes in the Ancash Region, behind the highest mountain peak called Huasacarán. It […]

Alternative tourism: Football crazy in Huaraz

I’m a big sports fan and my obsession with coordinating my trips around football fixtures has allowed me to share […]