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Peruvian Fire Brigade

Ambulances & Services
The voluntary fire brigades (Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru) of Lima's districts and of some other cities in Peru respond to any kind of medical emergency quickly and provide an excellent service free of charge (a donation is more than appreciated and needed).

DHL - Courier Service in Lima

Courier & Mail Services
DHL - Courier Service in Lima

Independence of Peru (1821 - 1824)

Political History of Peru
When Napoleonic France invaded and occupied Spain during the Peninsular War (1807 – 1814) installing Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother, on the Spanish throne, aspirations for independence from Spain developed in the Spanish South American territories mainly fueled and supported by personalities from the wealthy, respected and aristocratic upp...

Your appearance and behavior in public

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru, you can always read the same thing: Adapt to the local situation and blend in. Not a straightforward task, especially if you are for example tall, blond, fair-skinned and/or don’t speak Spanish properly.
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The Tourism Police - Policia de Turismo (POLTUR) - was established in 2012 to provide a better service to foreign tourists visiting Peru and needing help or support during their stay.

World Bank Peru

Peruvian Organizations, Institutions & Associations
The World Bank is an international financial institution providing loans and grants to the governments of developing countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. Main goal is to work for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity.
On the 24th of November 1604 a strong sea-quake with a magnitude of approximately 8.5 to 9.0 hit the southern Peruvian coast destroying Arica (back then Peru, today Chile) completely and causing severe damage in the whole area. The quake was felt even in Arequipa that just a few years before lay in ashes due to heavy earthquakes caused by the er...
Founded in 1960. the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AmCham Peru) is an independent and non-profit organization promoting the principles that encourage the economy, the market, investment and commercial exchange, all within a framework of social responsibility, values ​​and business ethics.

Ministry of Culture

Peruvian Ministries
The Ministry of Culture is an institution of the Peruvian Government in charge of promoting and managing the cultural diversity in the country for the benefit of the citizens.

Al-Anon / Alateen

Supporting Institutions
Family and firends of alcoholics find help and support at Al-Anon / Alateen meetings. There are numerous groups meeting up reguarly in Lima and Peru's provinces.
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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...
Submitted by: Tintin
02 July 2021

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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…