Peru to Remove Mandatory Outdoor Mask Requirements for Some Regions

Yesterday the Council of Ministers announced that the use of masks will not be mandatory in regions where vaccinations have reached more than 80% in the third dose in people over 60 years old and more than 80% in the second dose in people over 12 years old. This will be only in open places …

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Cusco Regional Strike Could Soon Re-emerge Even Worse

20 April – Cusco’s regional strike came to a close yesterday as streets in the city began to reopen even earlier than planned. (This is often the case in strikes in Peru.) Interestingly, buses companies began operating on the second day in complaint of taxi drivers not participating and still earning money. The government signed …

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Filming is Such a Pain, but So Much Fun!

I’ve really been having fun with video after getting away from it for awhile with photography. (To be honest, editing photos is much easier than editing video and it’s a place where I have a little more talent.) This week I wanted to spend more time with my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K) …

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Lima and Callao Under Lockdown Today

Last night at midnight Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced that Lima and Callao would go into lockdown (“social immobilization at 2 am last all day Tuesday, April 5, in response to protests which have resulted in violence and looting across those provinces. “The Council of Ministers has approved the declaration of citizen immobility (curfew) from …

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Inca Stonework in Cusco

I’ve been seeing so much garbage on YouTube from people claiming that they can tell Inca stonework and construction easily because the Incas only used one style. First of all, it drives me crazy that they would be such liars to even begin to think that that was true. It’s often used to support the …

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New Rules Published for April

The Peruvian government issued Supreme Decree N° 030-2022-PCM extending the State of National Emergency “due to the circumstances affecting people’s life and health” as a consequence of COVID-19 and establishing new measures for the reestablishment of social coexistence for the term of 30 calendar days, starting April 1, 2022. The most important change is the …

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Three Vaccine Dose Requirement Coming to Peru

Last night the Ministry of Health released the following press release: All citizens over 18 years of age must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter any public or private establishment, as agreed tonight in the Council of Ministers at the proposal of the Ministry of Health (Minsa). Minister Hernán Condori …

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President Castillo Faces Removal Once Again

For the second time in less than eight months, President Pedro Castillo faces removal by Peru’s Congress. By a vote of 76 for and 41 against (with one abstention), Congress voted yesterday to accept the motion of vacancy against President Castillo. The vacancy motion was presented by the spokesman of Renovación Popular, Jorge Montoya, and …

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Peruvian Cabinet 4.0 Announced

After many days without a cabinet, Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced his fourth cabinet is just over 6 months last night — the most in Peruvian democratic history. Aníbal Torres was sworn in as the new president of the Council of Ministers replacing Héctor Valer Pinto, who resigned just four days after accepting the position. …

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