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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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Festival del Andinismo 2013 aiming for tourism boost

Two days before the Festival del Andinismo kicked off, we had a small interview with Benjamin Morales who is the president of Save the Rajus (Save the Mountains) and foremost organiser of the festival, about his objectives and expectations.  What can you tell us about the objectives of the festival? The main objective is the […]

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Climate Change Route a complete failure, facilities Pastoruri Glacier totally abandoned

In the 80s and 90s Pastoruri was natural sight that attracted about 100,000 tourists each year. But global warming has […]

Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

Since ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used […]

Martyrs´ story of friars Michael and Zbigniew will be translated into Polish

Almost two years after the publication of the book The Passion of Michael and Zbigniew, the book will be now […]

A visit to hotel Colomba in search of nostalgia, history, soft drinks and beer

Huaraz has hundreds of hotels, but not many of them have been part of Huaraz´ history for over a century. […]

¨The lack of fresh water will also affect tourism in Huaraz in the future¨

The Huaraz Telegraph interviewed César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who shared his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st […]

Girl power in the mountains

About a month ago, we were informed of the return of Yvonne Antonieta Mejía Romero, known locally and in the […]

Huascarán of 1974; by William ´Bill´ Katra

One of the greatest joys of this 71-year-old climber is to revisit the scene of former exploits. So there we […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 20)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over […]

Foreword editor THT August edition 2017

Between threats and praises, we´ll just keep walking our own path Every now and then, at my part-time job at […]

Soon to be distributed; a very interesting and varied August edition

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the August edition is expected to be in Huaraz […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

Spanish tourist detained by Tourist Police while playing music on Luzuriaga

A female Spanish tourist was detained on Monday by the Tourist Police while she was playing her charango (small Andean […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

Valery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven […]

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 […]