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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.

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