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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 has a very special kind of beauty. From winter to spring, visitors can see a stunning and colourful landscape: red roofs, white walls,  and green fields against bottle blue sky background. The quaint and narrow […]

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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 Cable Andino, I am asked how a gringo got to present the local 7 o´clock news on live television. With a modest smile, I normally show them the latest edition of The Huaraz Telegraph. It´s […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (3a parte) por Gilf Laurente Barrera

Según el último resultado del Foro Internacional de Glaciares, me remito a lo manifestado por el Ing. Marco Zapata, ilustre investigador y doctor en esta materia, menciona que el Pastoruri perdió dentro de estos últimos 40 años el 50 % de su masa glaciar 54% del área glaciar , donde además se sabe que en […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (2a parte) por Ricardo Jiraldo Gamarra

Quiero empezar con el siguiente artículo, tocando el tema fundamental que aún muchos de los empresarios, negocios, y personal involucrado en el sector turismo, les cuesta superar y poner en práctica: “La calidad del servicio”. Normalmente el servicio es ofrecido por todos los funcionarios o empleados de una empresa (de servicios o no), donde el […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (1a parte) por Antonio M. Palacios Bertolot

Sólo el turismo salvará a Áncash. Si fuéramos críticos y verdaderamente francos, reconoceríamos al espejismo minero como una actividad eminentemente extractiva que en pocos años nos dejará solo montañas perforadas, contaminación y corrupción ya que las divisas producidas por el canon minero no benefician  a la población en general. En la región Áncash se ubican […]

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Airline LC Perú will have to drop their fares dramatically

On the 9th of May, low-cost airline Viva Air Peru will inaugurate its services on Peruvian soil, directing its first plane from Lima to Iquitos. After having received permission by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the company has started selling tickets from as little as S/ 59.90 to most popular destinations in Peru. Viva […]

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Huaraz? Globally seen, Peru is Machu Picchu and nothing else

When I look at tourism in our city of Huaraz, I think there is still much to explore. Huaraz however, is not the tourist destination it should be, and that is due to the work of the local authorities. Corruption and informality are the main causes why tourism in Huaraz doesn’t grow. And finally, the […]

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Transversal projects of economic activation in the department of Ancash

Save the Rajus, a company dedicated to the promotion of tourism through sports and environmental events, proposes the creation of two tourist corridors for the activation of the department of Ancash. Tourism, geared to our geography, culture and history, is the main industry that drives the economy and development of Peruvian society. BACKGROUND Draft Law […]

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An open letter addressed to tourism entrepreneurs working in our region

In recent years, the hike to Lake 69 has become more well-known. Visitors fluctuate between 100 to 150 per day and this hiking destination generates jobs and employers at the expense of nothing. Unfortunately, many people do not understand their commitment. The following is a question addressed to the direct actors in tourism, travel agencies, […]

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Have you ever seen the rain in Huaraz?

Some faithful followers of our newspaper might wonder why its editor has written an editorial for this month since there will not be an October issue of our newspaper. According to Google Analytics, many people read these small pieces where I give my point of view on things that have happened in Huaraz. I like […]

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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 […]