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  • On May, 20th, INL Director Alberto Rodriguez joined Peruvian National Police (PNP) counterparts at a ceremony to donate four vehicles and four motorcycles to support security and counter-drug operations conducted by police stations of the Callao Region “Juan Ingunza Valdivia” and “Pachacutec.”  The donation was celebrated by police authorities and the community of Callao. This $137,000 donation is part of INL’s broader support to the PNP’s community policing efforts under the Model Police Station program, and to its citizen safety and counter-narcotics mission.

    INL donates Vehicles and Motorcycles in support of Peruvian National Police to support security and counter-drug operations conducted by police stations of the Callao Region “Juan Ingunza Valdivia” and “Pachacutec.”

  • (May 15) To that end, U.S. will reinforce training Peruvian judges and officials on fundamental issues related to crime and financial investigation and oral litigation techniques, as well as investigation of cyber and environmental crime.  In addition, both authorities agreed on the purpose of starting new projects of cooperation aimed at the fight against corruption and the strengthening of the predictability and legal protection in Peru.  The interest of the Judiciary and the U.S. to continue to work on key issues such as the implementation of the New Criminal Procedure Code, approach of justice to citizens through a simple judicial language, among others was also reconfirmed.  It should be emphasized that the strong support of the U.S. cooperation through USAID and INL, has allowed the Judiciary to important achievements in three key areas: institutional strengthening for a better service of justice, promotion of transparency and the fight against corruption, and greater access to justice to all citizens.

    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols visited the President of the Judiciary Víctor Ticona to express the U.S. commitment to strengthen cooperation in the fight against organized crimes such as narcotrafficking, money laundering and trafficking in persons

  • (May 14) Known for producing the best potatoes in the United States according to Americans, Idaho shares with Peru the tradition of potatoe cultivation.  During the visit to CIP, the Idaho trade mission could learn more about the production and research of potatoes in Peru.

    Trade mission led by Idaho Governor C.L. Otter visited the International Potato Centre (CIP), accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

  • (May 12) This program of English Teaching Assistants is a Fulbright Commission Initiative developed in 71 countries, and thanks to UTEC it will be implemented in Peru. Photo:  Peru Fulbright Commission Director Henry Harman, UTEC President of the Board of Directors Eduardo Hochschild, U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, UTEC Executive Dirctor Carlos Heeren, and UTEC Academic Director Alberto Bejarano.

    Thanks to the agreement subscribed between Peru Fulbright Commission and Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC), young American Fellows will share their English skills while learning more about the Peruvian culture, with UTEC students.

  • (May 7) U.S. Ambassador, Brian A. Nichols, and his wife Geraldine Kam, enjoyed the concert offered at their residence by American musicians QVLN & Oveous to a group of Peruvian youth. QVLN & Oveous came to Lima brought by the American Music Abroad program and the U.S. Embassy. Graffitis of Peruvian artists Entes & Pesimo were exhibiited during the concert.

    Amazing day of cultural and musical fusion between Peru and the United States thanks to QVLN & Oveous musicians, who made the youth audience dance with Latin, Hip Hop and Soul rhythms

More News From the Embassy

  • (May 4)
    Peruvian Attorney General Pablo Sánchez Velarde and U.S. Embassy DCM Lawrence J. Gumbiner inaugurated the Unit of Satellital Surveillance of Deforestation and Illegal Logging to fight deforestation in Ucayali.

    Through a technological platform that uses satellite imagery, this unit will accurately identify new deforestation areas in order to protect in Peruvian Amazon resources 

  • (April 29)
    Peruvian Quinoa, "gold grain of the Andes," will be included in the list of 15 more important cereals in the United States.

    Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Juan Manuel Benites met with EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Jim Jones to discuss on the progress to improve agrosanitary and productive management in the Peruvian coast and mountains of this ancient Andean crop. 

  • (April 28)
    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols visited the Ronald McDonald House, temporary home for children from provinces under medical treatment, and handed over a donation of educational books for the House library.

    The Ambassador was accompanied by American musician Dennis J. Dove, who gave a small workshop of percussion with recycled objects as buckets and pots. 

  • (April 28)
    Since 2014, USGOV Peruvian scholars network develops experimental tourism programs along with leaders of the Huilloc community, in Cusco

    Visitors participate in workshops with children of the Huilloc community, located 30 minutes from Ollantaytambo, and collaborate with the cleaning of the river, while they get to know more about the life of their hosts.  

  • (April 27)
    Through CHOP (College Horizon Outreach Program) public schools students study English language while studying to apply to the University.

    Since 2006, 73 percent of participants have continued University studies. Here, a selfie with the students accompanied by U.S. Embassy Assistant Cultural Attaché Hakim Hasan. 

  • (April 25)
    2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Peru. Artists and craftsmen from several regions of Peru who will participate in this Festival hosted by the Smithsonian Center, attended the orientation briefing at the U.S. Embassy

    Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva and U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols greeted participants. Folklife Festival is an opportunity to strengthen Peruvian and American values, emphasize respect for Peruvian cultural tradition as well as to strengthen bilateral relations in trade and education issues. Festival will be held in Washington D.C., from June 24 through July 5. 

  • (April 22)
    100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative fuels student exchanges

    The Obama Administration’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative has brought more than 72,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the United States every year. Nearly 47,000 U.S. students also are studying in countries around the region, Secretary of State John Kerry told the 45th Annual Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas April 21. 

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