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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.

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.
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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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