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Solar Train to Connect Argentina and Cusco
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Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Argentina and Cusco just became a little bit closer. Starting in the northwestern part of the country, in the province of Jujuy, there will be a solar train that will run its course to Cusco, Peru. This is the first solely touristic train in Latin America and the second in the world to run on solar power. The process of completing the railroad and its logistics is a long and complicated process...
A vast area of high cliffs measuring as high as 250 meters known as Tres Cañones in the southern region of Cusco was recently recognized as a Regional Conservation Area by the Ministry of the Environment in Peru.

The rocky peaks, which are the main attraction at the site, are located in the province of Espinar and were formed as the Apurímac, Callumani and Cerritambo rivers eroded over time. ...
Tuesday August 29, 2017
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International Book Fair Held in Cusco This Week
The International Book Fair Cusco 2017 will be held from August 25 to September 3, with the participation of approximately fifty writers and numerous activities to take part in, including concerts by the Cusco Symphony Orchestra, lectures, artistic performances for children, dialogues of philosophy and literature, and other similar activities.

The FIL Cusco 2017 is organized in honor of Narciso Aréstegui Zuzunaga ...
The winner of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship Braulio Quispe, a Peruvian national, will teach Quechua and Peruvian culture for 9 months to university students from the United States.

Mr. Quispe was awarded the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) grant from the Fulbright Peru Commission, according to the United States Embassy. ...
In an emotional ceremony held at the Casa Garcilaso in Cusco, representatives from the National Geographic Society returned 305 digitized photographs of Machu Picchu that were recorded by the Peruvian Expeditions of Yale headed by Hiram Bingham more than 100 years ago.

The photographs delivered are in black and white and provide a valuable testimony to the conditions under which the archaeological evidence ...
The big technology company Samsung Electronics is planning to open a new “Smart School” location in Cusco to grant students access to today’s technologies. Ever since the start of the program in 2013, Samsung has built up a list of 140 “Smart Schools” all over the world in 18 different countries.

The Smart School initiative doesn´t provide actual schools, but locations where children can make use of electronic blackboards ...
The regional government of Cusco has issued an ordinance that requires all schools to teach Quechua, the official language of the Incan Empire that is still spoken by approximately 13% of Peruvians, or about 4 million people.

The initiative seeks to restore interest and passion in the region´s cultural heritage while reversing any type of social stigma that surrounds the language. ...






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