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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 working in Ancash, is involved in the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese. The investigation of the scandal by local newspaper The Boston Globe was the central subject of Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight in […]

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Archaeological site of Piquijirca being invaded and destroyed

According to information obtained by The Huaraz Telegraph, the archaeological site of Piquijirca is being invaded by local people for political reasons. Although not very well known, the site of Piquijirca is located to the west of the town of Yungar and southeast of the cemetery of the same town. Its access road goes towards […]

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Cemetery of Yungay gets modern facelift to attract more visitors

The Provincial Municipality of Yungay represented by the mayor in charge Professor Justino Jaico Grimaldo and its aldermen, in coordination with representatives of the National Plan COPESCO presented their plans to give the cemetery of Yunday a modern facelift. The plan was inaugurated by placing the cornerstone on Monday the 22nd at 10 o´clock in […]

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Municipality of Tinco offering English lessons to children in the district

How important is English nowadays in Peru? Although the average level of English isn’t very high in the Ancash region, many companies in Lima and the rest of Peru require their new employees are able to at least speak and write in basic English. The mayor of the district of Tinco, Jhoel Quito León demonstrated […]

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Copacabaña Lodge, a brand-new option in the Peruvian Andes

Delícia Ramirez and Bruno Reviron (originally from Normandy in France) are the proud owners of this new lodge option in the area of Copa Grande (10 km from Marcará and 35 km from Huaraz). The construction of the spanking new castle-formed-lodge took around two years to complete but the result may be called magnificent. Although […]

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Chimbote and Nuevo Chimbote will soon have double decker bus with touristic route

Just like in the bigger cities around the world, tourists and citizens of Chimbote and Nuevo Chimbote will soon be able to enjoy their attractions and historical sites by taking a ride in the new panoramic double decker bus. The initiative was presented to the Municipality of Santa by Claudia Arteaga Vasquez, also director of […]

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Vive Conchucos announces the reception of more than 7,000 tourists

In a special press release on the 12th of August, Swiss Contact and Antamina published that the number of visitors to the archaeological monument of Chavin reached 6,949 over the four days during Fiestas Patrias; an improvement on the 4,638 visitors who visited during Independence Day in 2013. In general, and thanks to the hard […]

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Smallest mummy in the world finally comes home to Caraz

The Museum of Caraz is now home to the world’s smallest mummy, which will be permanently exhibited for visitors to enjoy. The mummified remains of the six and a half month old baby were discovered on the slopes of the Nevado Alpamayo by researcher Hernan Osorio Caracino. The inaugural ceremony was held in one of […]

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First ever Great Organic Potato Festival in Chaná

Great expectations are generated in the Conchucos area as the first Organic Potato Festival launch ceremony was held on Friday May 17th. This great festival will be held on June 10th this year, in the district itself, as part of the festivities in honor of San Pedro. The objective is to rescue, value and preserve […]

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It’s a hard-knock life for a volunteer

Being a volunteer is not always easy, and most volunteer organisations operate smoothly. However, one organization has been having a rough time for the past two months. Normally the people of the Esperanza community know that the organization is doing something good for their community, and takes good care of the workers. But recently things […]

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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 […]