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Spanish rule in Peru (1533 - 1824)

Political History of Peru
After the Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus on its way to find a new route to India and the Spice Islands set foot on the Caribbean islands of San Salvador (October 1492) and Hispaniola (December 1492) claiming the islands for the King and Queen of Spain (who had sponsored the trip), it took the Spaniards less than 50 years to ...

How dangerous is Peru?

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can be visited easily and safely. Most Peruvians are hardworking and honest people who warmly welcome visitors.
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Frecuencia Latina TV - Channel 2

Television Stations
Frecuencia Latina TV, also know as Channel 2 mainly broadcasts news, reports, great biographies of Peruvian personalities, soap operas and animated series.

El Comercio

Newspapers
Founded in 1839 El Comercio is not only Peru's oldest independent newspaper but also the most respected and most influential. It’s conservative in its editorial outlook and oriented toward business, but overall an informed and balanced general newspaper.
In 1533 - Already two years before the foundation of Lima Hernando Pizarro, the brother of the founder of Lima, was taken aback by a heavy earthquake while searching for a suitable terrain for the new capital. A warning sign which the conquerors ignored! 1555 the city experienced an even stronger earthquake. Many buildings were badly damaged, so...
The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI) is an institution of the Peruvian Government in charge of the agricultural sector.

Peruvian Police, PNP

Emergency Numbers
The Policía Nacional del Perú - PNP - is the national police force in the country. It has jurisdiction over Peru's land, sea and air territories.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Supporting Institutions
The AA community in Lima is quite large and in every district you find numerous groups meeting up regularly. And even in Peru's provinces the community is growing.

Boticas InkaFarma

Pharmacies & Medicine
InkaFarma is one of the largest pharmacy chains selling a wide range of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs in one of their countless outlets in Lima and whole Peru.

Clinica Anglo Americana

International Hospitals
The Clinica Anglo Americana is an excellent private clinic with highly qualified doctors (most speak English) and nurses as well as top of the notch medical equipment.
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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  • Peru Info

    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    History of Peruvian Archaeology

    The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…