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Chicago, IL Resident Among 2,600 Foreigners Warmly Welcomed Today in Lima, Peru in South American Cruise

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princess In their South American stop on Lima, Peru, a group of 2,600 foreigners arrived today in Lima, Peru via “Star Princess”, the largest fleet of Princess Cruises as they begin their South American 32-day tour coming from San Francisco, CA, as the local newspaper El Comercio reports — including an interview to an American from Chicago, IL.

Foreigners were warmly welcomed by traditional music and dancers and the Peruvian pisco sour at the Main Square in the capital city. A video of their welcoming is available here.

Their next stops in South America will be Chile, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Lost City More Than 1,000 Years Old Found in the Jungle of Northern Peru’s Amazon

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chachapoyas-peru-4_1126226cA city has been found in the northern jungle area of Peru’s Amazon dated more than 1,000 years old belonging to the ancient Chachapoya tribe, as UK newspaper The Telegraph reports.

This tribe is said to have been beaten into submission by the mighty Incas in 1475, and eventually wiped out by small pox and other diseases brought by the Europeans.

The discovery also includes very-well kept ancient ceramics and undisturbed burial sites.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 4, 2008 at 12:36 am

Miami, Mark your Calendar: Friday December 12. The Last Jose Val Concert in 2008!

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jose-valJose Val, a very dear friend of mine and an amazing, heart-felt Peruvian song writer and actor will be giving his last Latin pop concert of 2008 in Miami, Florida on Friday, December 12 at 10 pm at Macondo restaurant in South Beach.

You might remember him from his participation at the Billboard Video Music Awards, one of his many performances in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico, or Panama with the hit children’s show “Nubeluz”, or perhaps on his co-lead role in the Peruvian show “SueƱos”.

Click here to RSVP on his Facebook event page.

Macondo restaurant is located in 665 Washington Ave., Miami, FL 33139.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 3, 2008 at 2:28 am

Limited Edition Campari 2009 Calendar to Feature Celebrity and Semi-Royalty Peruvian Photographer Mario Testino

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mario-testinoIt is most likely you have ran across many of his famous celebrity photoshoots in top fashion magazines without knowing the guy behind the camera is actually…Peruvian.

Semi-royalty photographer chosen by the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry, Mario Testino today announced his work for the limited edition of the Campari 2009 Calendar, including star Jessica Alba, as an article in Peru’s RPP highlights. With a femme fatale theme, Alba is the latest addition to Testino’s roaster of celebrities’ photo shoots which include Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, respectively.

Testino’s resume also includes late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997, as well as Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss.

Mario Testino was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru. Click here to read his Vogue profile.

For the Jessica Alba Campari 2009 Calendar pictures, click here.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 3, 2008 at 1:41 am