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On the 28th of October 1746 a massive earthquake, the largest to strike central Peru in recorded history, ravaged Lima, by now a bustling city with 50,000 citizens. This magnitude 8.6 quake completely destroyed Lima and everything else along the central Peruvian coast. According to reports half an hour after the quake, a large tsunami struck the...

Ministry of Defense - MINDEF

Peruvian Ministries
The Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) is an institution of the Peruvian Government in charge of the national security and defense policy of the country on land, air and sea. It participates in the national development, humanitarian operations and disaster risk management.

Fire Brigade

Emergency Numbers
In Peru we only have voluntary fire brigades. While in in Lima the different districts have very well equipped vehicles and respond to any kind of emergency quickly, in the provinces the standard unfortunately is often lower.

Clinica San Pablo

International Hospitals
Clinica San Pablo in Surco, Lima is an excellent private clinic and one of the largest healthcare centers in Peru.

Cardio Movil

Ambulances & Services
Operated by the San Pablo Group (see the hospital with the same name in Surco, Lima) the Cardio Movil is a private ambulance service specilized in responding to cardio-vascular emergencies and transporting cardio patients from one hospital to another.

Santa Natura

Homeopathic & Alternative Medicine
Santa Natura is probably one of the largest producers of natural medicine and supplements in Peru.

Real Plaza Centro Civico

Shopping Malls & Commercial Centers in Peru
Opened in January 2010 the Centro Comercial Real Plaza Centro Civico is supposed to develop into one of the biggest and most modern shopping facilities the capital has to offer; due to the confined space a challenging task. It's strategically located in Lima's city center next to the new underground bus terminal of the Lima Metroplitano on the g...

Plaza Vea

Supermarkets in Peru
Plaza Vea is the largest supermarket chain in Peru belonging to Supermercados Peruanos S.A., the second largest peruvian retail company. Plaza Vea supermarkets are spread around town strategically located at Lima's hubs or within shopping malls. They offer a wide variety of local and imported products and good prices. Additional services include...

Bioferia Miraflores

Markets - Mercados in Peru
Opened for the first time in December 1999 the Bioferia Miraflores is a small street market organized by local organic farmers and environmental organizations. Next to a wide selection of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, vendors at the Bioferia in Miraflores offer an assortment of natural breads, goodies, vegetarian snacks, jams, eggs...
La Tarumba is the most important and surely the most popular circus company in the country and one of the most successful independent cultural organizations in Peru.
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