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  1. Takanakuy: Peruvian Christmas tradition of fist fighting with family & friendsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 25 | BloodyElbow

    South America has long been a continent known for producing elite level athletes in the combat sports arena. Brazil, in particular, has been a veritable hotbed for MMA, producing numerous stars and champions.


  2. Making service vacations part of New Year's travel resolutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | The Orlando Sentinel

    This is the time of the year to start making some resolutions for 2015, like perhaps losing weight or quitting smoking. For those who would also like to make some New Year travel resolutions, here is an idea: a volunteer vacation.


  3. Glaciers and Fruit Dying in Peru with no Response from COP20Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Inter Press Service

    Cayetano Huanca, who lives near the Ausangate glacier in the department of Cuzco in Peru's Andes mountains. In just a few years, the snow and ice could be gone, something that has happened on other glaciers in the country.


  4. Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Independent

    If you type "crucified Santa" into Google Images, you'll see that various idiots have mocked up pictures of the jolly old soul nailed to a cross; or gone one better, donning Father Christmas outfits and posing like the dying Christ on crosses of their own; all in tribute to one of the world's great cultural confusions. The story goes that, some time after the American occupation of post-war Japan, its inhabitants were first exposed to the non-religious aspects of Christmas - elves, grottoes, sleigh bells and the rest - and came to understand that the fat man from the North Pole had something to do with the birth of Jesus .


  5. Christmas punch-ups settle grievances in the Peruvian AndesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | CBC News

    Communities high in the Andes Mountains of Peru will soon celebrate a Christmas tradition that lets people settle old scores by duking it out with each other. The fistfight festival, called Takanakuy, is reminiscent of the holiday tradition of "Festivus" on the TV series Seinfeld, which called for the "airing of grievances" and then "feats of strength" around an aluminum pole.


  6. Cotopaxi: A Gear Manufacturer Paying It ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | National Parks Traveler

    Why is an outdoor equipment manufacturer tutoring kids in Tanzania, and donating part of their profits around the world? It's just another day for Davis Smith, the founder of Cotopaxi . Smith spent his childhood growing up in Latin America with his father, often camping on Ecuador's Mount Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world and the origin of his company name.


  7. Snoqualmie firefighters sharing strengths with Peru sister cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Snoqualmie Valley Record

    What to do with older bunker gear that's outlived regulations, but is still perfectly useful? Why not send it to your sister city? That was the idea behind Snoqualmie Sister City Association's recent shipment of several bags of surplus firefighter equipment to Chaclacayo, Peru, and to the surrounding Lima District, analogous to King County. Snoqualmie Fire Department must replace its equipment and clothing every five to 10 years.


  8. Ecuador: Experience The Galapagos and the Lost City of Machu Picchu with Zenith TravelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Travel World News

    Ecuador, bordered to the north by Colombia, to the east and south by Peru and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, is one of South America's smallest countries, it is distinguished by its extraordinary topography, its diverse climates, and its abundant flora and fauna. Ecuador holds endless attractions, the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rainforest, Andean volcanoes, and beach paradises, all within a nation approximately the size of Switzerland.


  9. Digital Vision/Getty ImagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Encyclopaedia Britannica

    One of the few major pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact, Machu Picchu was designated a in 1867. However, Machu Picchu's existence was not widely known in the West until it was "discovered" in 1911 by the , the "lost city of the Incas," from which the last Inca rulers led a rebellion against Spanish rule until 1572.


  10. Name Droppers: Governor tabs UC Davis grad for benchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Davis Enterprise

    Dylan M. Sullivan, a graduate of UC Davis, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to an interim judgeship in the El Dorado County Superior Court. Sullivan, 48, of Rescue, has served as a commissioner at the El Dorado County Superior Court since 2011.


  11. Camino Minerals Announces Acquisition of Minquest Peru and FinancingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Market Wire

    ... is a private Peruvian corporation that owns the Plata Dorada copper, gold, silver property in the Department of Cuzco, Peru. Plata Dorada is located 158 kilometers east of the city of Cuzco, about 2.5 hours' drive along paved highway, and comprises ...


  12. Strong 6.7 Quake Jolts New Zealand, No Tsunami Warning IssuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | International Business Times

    A man passes by the debris of a damaged house at a street in Paruro after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Cuzco, September 28, 2014. At least eight people were killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit rural southern Peru over the weekend, emergency authorities said on Sunday as the search for victims continued.


  13. Hike Machu Picchu Without the CrowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Men's Journal

    The approach to Machu Picchu is a winding, narrow climb through a forest of begonias, orchids, and mosses. Moving clouds of predawn mist cloak the peaks.


  14. At the Atheneum: Travel ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | The Inquirer & Mirror

    When you plan a trip do you read books and watch films based on the place before you go or after you come home? I recently spent two weeks in Peru and now I am hungry for information about that country's ancient Incan kings and their marvelous engineers who built the stone temples that still stand. And, I admit, I'm hoping to re-capture a bit of the experience as my trip's images fade from my memory like a receding dream.


  15. John Peel: tenth anniversary of his passingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 |

    Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel died while on holiday in Peru on October 25, 2004, aged 65, ten years ago on this day. The doctor who fought to save his life in Cuzco declared that lack of oxygen at 11,000 ft above sea level was the likely cause of his fatal heart attack.


  16. Nurses also have to confront to costs of careRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Kevin, M.D.

    ... and thousands of dollars." Go back two months ago, and I sit in the emergency room of a small hospital in Cuzco, Peru. I feverishly fold cotton into two by two gauze so that I can clean and dress a child's wound from a feral dog bite. The child ...


  17. Peruvian market grows by 7.9% in 11 years; Lima commands 63% of seat capacityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

    On 21 November last year, Lima Airport , saw the arrival of JetBlue Airways, with daily flights from Fort Lauderdale. Addressing to the audience shortly before the inaugural flight from the US airport is JetBlue's EVP, Eash Sundarum.


  18. Peruvian Airlines enters Bolivia from LimaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

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  19. Fitch Affirms Andino Investment Holding S.A.A.'s IDR at 'BB-'; Outlook NegativeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Business Wire

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed at 'BB-' the Long-term Foreign Currency and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings of Andino Investment Holding S.A.A. . Fitch has also affirmed AIH's senior unsecured notes at 'BB-'.


  20. PHOTOS: Top moments of the week that wasRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2014 |

    A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with two umbrellas pieced through his cheeks walks during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.