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Remodeled National Museum of Chavín to reopen its doors next week

The Decentralised Department of Culture of Ancash (DDC) has informed that the great National Museum of Chavin will reopen its doors after its remodeling. The museum is mainly dedicated to the Chavín culture and was officially inaugurated on July 18th in 2008. With a renewed museography, the National Museum of Chavin is pleased to announce […]

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Video of gringo singing Chimaychi in Quechua language goes viral in Peru

Sadly, most Peruvians don´t really appreciate Quechua language but luckily this doesn´t stop some foreigners in Peru of learning and studying the language. Although still the second language of Peru, every time fewer people speak it. In 2007 the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) calculated that 13.21% of Peru´s population spoke Quechua, referring […]

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Peruvian bullfighter Pablo Juarez Oliveros: ¨I would never kill a harmless animal¨

The world was shocked in July when Víctor Barrio Hernanz was pinned down on the ground and gored to death by a bull called Lorenzo in Teruel, eastern Spain. The matador´s death promptly raised new calls for a Spanish bullfighting ban. The animal´s horn pierced the 29-year-old´s aorta and lung and although he was rushed […]

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Secrets of the sacred leaf revealed and defended by a Peruvian pilgrim

Earlier this year we got tipped off that José Manuel Seminario Bisso and his ´Coca Mobil´ were in town. Around the world, there are thousands of people defending the rights of those who cannot speak and José Manuel represents one of them. He is defending the rights of a product native to countries like Peru, […]

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Felipe Moreno Nieves from Huaraz, rising star amongst Peruvian guitarists

Who said that Huaraz has neither culture nor local talent? The young Felipe Junior Moreno Nieves (20) is proving the opposite and can be seen for free later this month. Felipe, son of Huaraz´ tourism entrepreneurs Felipe Moreno Osorio and Magdalena Nieves Saenz is not only the main organizer of the first ever meeting of […]

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Patsa Puqun: Ritual and climate change in the Andes

It was a chilly predawn morning in 1984 when I enthusiastically joined my Quechua speaking host family in their field at the base one of Peru’s highest glacial snow peaks, Hualcan, to plant oca, a variety of native Andean tuber that grows at elevations over 10,000 feet. We turned the bend of a steep southeast […]

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Mortal Cockbat & Angry Birds (Esp)

Lo mejor de hacer este periódico es que llegas a conocer personas que probablemente, de otra forma, no hubieses conocido, y también tienes la oportunidad de acudir a eventos o visitar lugares que no imaginabas visitar, como es el caso de la pelea de gallos. Las peleas de gallos pueden ser descritas como un espectáculo […]

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La homosexualidad en el Perú (Esp)

“Sí, soy gay y estoy orgulloso de pertenecer a un grupo de gente tan valiosa para el Perú,” admitió el congresista Carlos Bruce a la periodista Mariella Balbi en una reveladora entrevista publicada en la edición dominical de El Comercio, el 18 de mayo de 2014. Y mientras políticos, periodistas y artistas le brindaron su […]

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Ancash Noticias reports on homophobic attack on famous television host Huaraz

Friends and relatives of known professional stylist and television host Eduardo Rosales Rodriguez condemned the brutal aggression of which he was the victim last night, near the Cultural Centre of Huaraz. Witnesses said a doctor was responsible for the attack, which allegedly attacked Rosales from behind while this young makeup artist returned to his home […]

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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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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. […]

The piteous downfall of Hatun Machay

A mere two years ago, Hatun Machay, a rock forest located in the Cordillera Negra between Huaraz and Lake Conococha, […]

Crystal under a southern sky, Alpamayo is the most beautiful one

A photo of a Peruvian mountain that was first published in Germany, gave Alpamayo the illustrious fame of becoming the […]

Víctor Rímac from Huaraz on top of the world

Third time’s a charm! After two unsuccessful attempts to conquer Mount Everest, Victor Rimac Trejo finally managed to set foot […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 19)

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

Pumacayán: A short history of heritage

Many tourists that visit Huaraz know little about the city’s history upon their arrival. In fact, even many of the […]

Printed edition of July 2017 a bit delayed but these are our topics

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the production of the July edition is a bit […]

Warrior Princess in the Callejón de Huaylas

My boyfriend, Josh, and I arrived in Ancash in January of this year to hang out until the dry season […]

Access to Santa Cruz Trek and Laguna 69 restricted for one week; tour operators upset

A week ago, a private road construction company announced to realise maintenance work on the road Yungay-Yanama. The Huascarán National […]

Carta abierta dirigida a Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez

Hola Rosario, De antemano, lo siguiente está redactado en castellano, para evitar malas interpretaciones o traducciones. Pese a que tus […]

Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) to organise an international rescue course in Guatemala

After previously having successfully directed an international rescue course in Mexico, the in Huaraz based Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) […]

Victor Rimac back in Huaraz after successfully having conquered Mount Everest

After an exhausting trip from Nepal, and a couple of days in Peru´s capital Lima for press meetings and sponsor […]

Entrance fees for National Park Huascaran go through the roof next year

We were just recently informed about the new entrance fees for the National Park Huascaran and this is bad news […]

Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a […]

BREAKING NEWS: New female concessionaire of Hatun Machay denounced by former Argentine administrator

The Huaraz Telegraph obtained a copy of a criminal complaint which was filed by Argentine citizen Andrés Saibene against Rosario […]

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 […]

Huaraz remembers the devastating earthquake of 1970

On May 31st in 1970, it was like a normal afternoon in the cities of Huaraz, Yungay, Chimbote and Casma, […]

Nine high mountain guides graduate after four years of hard study and practice

Rafael Figueroa Chávez, president of the Casa de Guías of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru in Huaraz confirmed that […]