Information, Products and Services for Expats in Puno, Peru

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Peru says Southern Copper wins auction to develop Michiquillay mine
Update: Southern Copper wins auction for massive Peru copper project
Southern Copper wins tender for Peru's mine
Peru's Fujimori goes back to trial for death squad killings
Peru’s ex-President Fujimori to be tried for 1992 killings despite recent pardon
Southern Copper wins auction for massive Peru copper project
BRIEF-Azincourt Signs Letter Of Intent To Acquire Macusani-Cuzco Lithium-Uranium Project In Peru
Peru's Fujimori to face fresh trial
Preventable Train Accidents: Personal Injury Lawsuits May Provide Relief
Court rules Peru's former president Fujimori can be tried again over mass killings
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Zinc One Reports Final High-Grade Zinc Results from Sampling Program at Bongara Zinc Mine Project, Peru; Update on Current Drill Program
Head shape indicated social status in ancient Peru
Perumal Murugan on goats, urban society, and writing post 'Madhorubagan' controversy
Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again
Miner Hochschild says Peru mine to bolster output this...
Bus Plunges Off Pan-American Highway in Peru, Killing Dozens
Death toll in Peru bus crash rises to 30
30 killed in Peru bus accident
Greater Help is on the Way: WORLDWATER® & SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO SEND AID TO PUERTO RICO
At least 22 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine
At least 44 dead after bus hurtles down cliff in southern Peru
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
35 killed in Peru bus crash
At least 36 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
Bus veers off mountain cliff in Peru killing at least 36
Toll rises to 35 in Peru bus crash: ministry
At least 25 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
22 killed in Peru as bus veers off highway and hurtles down cliff
Traumatic Brain Injury - Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development, H1 2018
Death threats for Peruvian palm oil activists
More Than 30 Dead, 22 Injured in Peru After Bus Falls off Cliff
At least 36 killed after bus veers off cliff in Peru
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Bus plunges down Peru cliff, killing dozens
Hochschild says Peru mine to bolster output this year
Indigenous villagers in Peru losing patience with coca...
Latest: Dozens killed after bus crashes off cliff in Peru
Bus veers off cliff in Peru killing dozens
Deadly bus crash in Peru
Global Vertigo Market Competition by Manufacturers Opportunities and Forecast To 2021
35 killed in Peru as bus veers off highway, hurtles down cliff
At least 44 dead after double-decker bus tumbles 200 metres down cliff in Peru
The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades
Peru coach plunges off road killing dozens
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens
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Puno-Peru
Distrito de Chucuito - Puno (video promocional)
Welcome To Peru
Tourism Peru
New Train Travel Beautiful Video - From Cusco to Machu Picchu
Visit Peru
Marca Perú Video Reel
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Puno, Peru
Current News in Peru
  • Peru says Southern Copper wins auction to develop Michiquillay mine
  • Update: Southern Copper wins auction for massive Peru copper project
  • Southern Copper wins tender for Peru's mine
  • Peru's Fujimori goes back to trial for death squad killings
  • Peru’s ex-President Fujimori to be tried for 1992 killings despite recent pardon
  • Southern Copper wins auction for massive Peru copper project
  • BRIEF-Azincourt Signs Letter Of Intent To Acquire Macusani-Cuzco Lithium-Uranium Project In Peru
  • Peru's Fujimori to face fresh trial
  • Preventable Train Accidents: Personal Injury Lawsuits May Provide Relief
  • Court rules Peru's former president Fujimori can be tried again over mass killings
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Zinc One Reports Final High-Grade Zinc Results from Sampling Program at Bongara Zinc Mine Project, Peru; Update on Current Drill Program
  • Head shape indicated social status in ancient Peru
  • Perumal Murugan on goats, urban society, and writing post 'Madhorubagan' controversy
  • Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again
  • Miner Hochschild says Peru mine to bolster output this...
  • Bus Plunges Off Pan-American Highway in Peru, Killing Dozens
  • Death toll in Peru bus crash rises to 30
  • 30 killed in Peru bus accident
  • Greater Help is on the Way: WORLDWATER® & SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO SEND AID TO PUERTO RICO
  • At least 22 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine
  • At least 44 dead after bus hurtles down cliff in southern Peru
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • 35 killed in Peru bus crash
  • At least 36 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
  • At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
  • Bus veers off mountain cliff in Peru killing at least 36
  • Toll rises to 35 in Peru bus crash: ministry
  • At least 25 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
  • 22 killed in Peru as bus veers off highway and hurtles down cliff
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development, H1 2018
  • Death threats for Peruvian palm oil activists
  • More Than 30 Dead, 22 Injured in Peru After Bus Falls off Cliff
  • At least 36 killed after bus veers off cliff in Peru
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Bus plunges down Peru cliff, killing dozens
  • Hochschild says Peru mine to bolster output this year
  • Indigenous villagers in Peru losing patience with coca...
  • Latest: Dozens killed after bus crashes off cliff in Peru
  • Bus veers off cliff in Peru killing dozens
  • Deadly bus crash in Peru
  • Global Vertigo Market Competition by Manufacturers Opportunities and Forecast To 2021
  • 35 killed in Peru as bus veers off highway, hurtles down cliff
  • At least 44 dead after double-decker bus tumbles 200 metres down cliff in Peru
  • The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades
  • Peru coach plunges off road killing dozens
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens
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Current Weather & Forecast
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  • Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Puno-Peru
  • Distrito de Chucuito - Puno (video promocional)
  • Welcome To Peru
  • Tourism Peru
  • New Train Travel Beautiful Video - From Cusco to Machu Picchu
  • Visit Peru
  • Marca Perú Video Reel
Currency Exchange Rate
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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