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Lima Más Arriba | Lima from the air

One of the things I like the most about Lima is the infinite contrasts that my hometown has got.  Sea, coast, desert, hills, sand, palm trees, grass, slums, modernity, highways, highway holes, etc.  Everything that makes this 10 million people city look as is what it as, an emerging growing capital of an emerging growing country.

I invite you to watch this magnificent video with gorgeous picture of Lima take from the air:

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Peruvian Exports, Novalima and

Photo: Today in Peru


This is what I’ve been reading and doing the last 3 days.

According to the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for export and Tourism, PromPerú, Peruvian exports would register a growth between 8% and 9% this year despite the difficult international context.  Non Traditional Exports will also grow this year.

Now, about Novalima, this guys are a Peruvian band that blends Afro-Peruvian music with electronic, Latin rhythms and other contemporary genres.

The big news is that they have become the first ever Peruvian band to enter into the Billboard Top 10 in the World Music category.

To know more about them, here you can watch the video of Machete, one of their most known songs:

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Also, I’m just about to finish a presentation I have to make for college about what can Peru export to Singapore.   I was investigating the market and country brand and I found they recently changed their country brand, here is an interesting video of the logo transforming.

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Sources: El Comercio,

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Three New Starfish discovered in the Peruvian coast

Estrella de marPhoto: Diario El Comercio


One of the things I love from my country is that is always surprising us.

The Coastal Marine Unit of the National Service for Protected Areas by the State, together with the Marine Biology Laboratory of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, announced the discovery of three new starfish species in front of the Peruvian coast.

Known before in other seas, but not in the Peruvian, experts of both institutions could register the species named ‘Astropecten regal’, ‘Meyenaster gelatinosus’ and ‘Paulia horrida’.

The first was found in the mangroves of Tumbes, near the national shrine. The second was collected at Punta San Juan de Marcona, Ica.  The third, however, surprised in the extreme to specialists. The ‘Paulia horrida’ is one of the rarest starfish in the world. Only five specimens have been collected worldwide.

The specimen was found on the reefs of Punta Sal in Tumbes. Sernanp and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia experts  managed to photograph it for the first time in history, in their natural habitat, 35 meters under the sea.

Source: Diario El Comercio

Peruvian GDP grew 6.92% in 2011

PEAPhoto: Diario El Comercio – Peru

Peruvian economy grew on 6.92% in 2011, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatic (INEI), the Peruvian version for Český statistický úřad.  The INEI said that this happened, mainly, because of the favorable performanceof the domestic demand.

Just in December, the Peruvian economy grew 5.96%, but the headline here is that Peru has accumulated 13 years of continuous growth.

The Construction sector grew 3.43% in 2011, while the trade sector and manufacturing sector advanced 8.82% and 5.56%.

Fishing , Mining and Hydrocarbons and Agriculture sectors recorded progresses of 29.7%, 4.19% and 3.78% respectively.

This year, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has estimated that the local economy would grow 5.5%.

Sources: El Comercio, Correo, Reuters, INEI


Second Line of Lima’s Metro will be underground

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My first time in a European subway was in Prague, if we don’t consider the S line of Frankfurt as a metro.  I was really surprised because Prague’s subway is really underground!

In Lima, believe it or not, the first metro line took more than 20 years to be finally built, due to the economic and political crisis during the late 80’s and 90’s, and also because the successive governments didn’t want to finish the metro.  Alan García, whose first government drove us into the worst economic situation of our republican history, won again the elections in 2006 and, miraculously, didn’t make a bad term.  Of course, his term wasn’t perfect, but it was way better than the first one, and one of his biggest projects was to complete the construction of this first metro line, still unconcluded.

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President García dancing “El Teteo”, his most popular dance move

Many say that made the inaugural ceremony of this first metro line before it was actually finished, because he made it just 2 weeks prior to pass the presidential torch to Ollanta Humala, and actually, the free operation with passengers called “white march” started in January 2012, when Humala was already in office.

Humala, when everyone thought he will make a twist to the left, surprisingly accommodated himself to the center.  He showed many signs of confidence to the businessmen, like mantaining the economic aperture and signing more free trade agreements.  He also decided to increase the public expenditure to fight back the economic crisis that is affecting the USA and EU, major business partners of the country.  One way to perform this is investing in infrastructure, ergo, the second line of Lima’s metro system, and this time will be completely underground, not like the actual one, which is aerial.

I think this measure is more expensive, of course, but it will minimize the space impact and will allow more traffic flow.

Peru is now considered as one of the BRIC countries, and I think this measure reaffirms that.

Den Pisco Sour

Dnes je den Pisco Sour, národního nápoje Peru.  Pisco Sour je koktejl vyrobený z Pisco, peruánského likéru,  citrónové šťávy, cukrového sirupu, vaječného bílku a angosturové hořké.

Pro více informací o Pisco Sour a Pisco, viz následující video. Na Zdraví!

Peru je pro každého a každý