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Views 23 Abr Argentina construye aeropuerto en Brasil para la Copa Mundial
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El 16 de abril de 2014, la presidenta de Brasil, Dilma Roussef, inauguró una nueva terminal en el aeropuerto de Brasilia. Esta terminal fue construida por la empresa argentina “Corporación América”.

El aeropuerto de Brasilia “Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek Aeropuerto Internacional” es uno de los aeropuertos con más tráfico y más importantes de Brasil y sirve tanto para el tráfico civil y militar. Debido a la próxima Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014 que se organizará en Brasil, el tráfico será mayor y como el aeropuerto no estaba preparado para tal demanda, el gobierno brasileño decidió construir una terminal más grande. La empresa que gestiona el cuarto aeropuerto más grande de Brasil quiere aumentar la cantidad de pasajeros del número actual de 16 millones anuales a 40 millones en el 2025. Con el terminal sur, que se inauguró el miércoles y el del norte, que se terminará en mayo, el aeropuerto puede manejar 21 millones de pasajeros al año. El proyecto tendrá un costo de $ 600.000.000.

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Views 23 Abr Argentina Builds Airport in Brazil for World Cup
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The “Brasília – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport” is one of the busiest and most important airports in Brazil and serves both for civil and military traffic. Because of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 to be organized in Brazil, the airport was not expected to handle all the traffic during the period of the cup. That is why the Brazilian government decided to build a larger terminal. The company that runs the fourth largest airport in Brazil wants to increase the amount of passengers from the actual 16 million annually to 40 million in 2025. With the southern terminal that opened on Wednesday and the northern one that will be finished in May the airport can handle 21 million passengers a year. The project will cost 600 million US dollars.

Airport in Argentina for World Cup

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Views 25 Mar Semana Santa o Pascua en Cusco
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Cada año en Cusco la semana prévia a la "Semana Santa" las calles se llenan de animadas y emcionantes procesiones las que este año, 2013, se llevarán a cabo desde el domingo 24 al domingo 31 de marzo

El primer día "Domingo de Ramos" es cuando las familias peruanas en Cusco y otras ciudades, se van a la iglesia juntas, para llevar las palmas y buscar bendiciones. Al día siguiente, lunes, es un día especial, sobre todo en Cusco con las celebraciones reservadas al “El Senor de los Temblores“, el santo patrón de la ciudad de Cusco. El Homenaje a "El Señor" se da en la forma de una hermosa estatua del santo, adornada y llevada en procesión por las antiguas calles  de la ciudad. Este desfile comienza alrededor de las 2 pm y va hasta la noche, cuando el santo es  llevado a la catedral en la Plaza de Armas para  dar su bendición ah una gran multitud de personas que  acuden a la plaza para recibirla, la enorme plaza se llena todos los años, en esta fecha especial. Esto es algo que no  querrás perderte si estas en Cusco o en otros lugares del sur de Perú en estos días.

Semana Santa o Pascua en Cusco
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Views 25 Mar Semana Santa or Eastern in Cusco Peru
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Every year in Cusco the week leading up to Easter ´Semana Santa´ sees the streets full of animated and excited processions which will this year, 2013, be taking place from Sunday the 24th to Sunday the 31st of March.

The first day, ´Domingo de Ramos´ (Palm Sunday) is when Peruvian families in Cusco and other cities, will go to church together; to bring palms and seek blessings. The next day, Monday, is a special day exclusive to Cusco with celebrations reserved for ´El Senor de los Tremblores´(The Lord of the Earthquakes), the patron saint of the city of Cusco. Tribute is given to ´El Senor´ in the form of a beautiful statue of the saint, adorned and carried as part of a procession through the old streets of the city. This parade begins at around 2pm and goes until the evening, when the saint is taken to the cathedral in the Plaza de Armas to be blessed; thousands of people come to the plaza to see this sight, and the huge square is full every year.  This is something you would not want to miss, when you are in Cusco or elsewhere in southern Peru these days.

Semana Santa o Pascua en Cusco
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Views 08 Feb Los mejores lugares para visitar el Carnaval en America del Sur
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Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina

El Carnaval se va acercando este fin de semana en  toda América del Sur, entonces donde quiera que estés en el Lado-Hispano hablante, estos son los mejores lugares para visitar:

Cajamarca, o, El Valle Sagrado de los Incas (Cusco), Peru.

Aquí podrás tomar parte de la tradicional "Yunsa" – un gran árbol adornado con premios, alrededor del cual bailan todos, y cuando el árbol cae al ser cortado, entonces todos corren por el suyo, y presenciar los desfiles extravagantes, música y danzas tradicionales. Cajamarca es conocida como la capital del carnaval en el Perú, y la visita bien vale la pena. Peleas de agua también serán una característica en el Perú, especialmente en los Andes. Niños y adultos por igual lanzan globos de agua a las víctimas inocentes, ya que deambulan por las calles. Justo a las afueras de Cusco, en el Valle Sagrado hay muchas ciudades que celebran de la misma manera como Cajamarca, con un ‘yunsa’, así que si estas en el sur, te recomendamos ir al Valle Sagrado del Cusco y visitar pueblos como Calca, Pisac, o Urubamba.

The Best Places to visit Carnival in South America
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Views 08 Feb The Best Places to visit Carnival in South America
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Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina

Carnival all over South America is approaching this weekend, and so wherever you are on the Spanish-speaking side of the continent, these are the best places to go:

Cajamarca, or, The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Cusco), Peru

Here you can take part in the cutting of the ‘yunsa’ – a big tree adorned with prizes up for grabs when it falls, and witness the extravagant processions and traditional music and dances. Cajamarca is known as the capital of Carnival in Peru, and is well worth the visit. Water fights will also be a bit feature in Peru, especially in the Andes. Kids and adults alike will be throwing water balloons on unsuspecting victims as they roam the streets. Just outside Cusco, the Sacred Valley has many towns that will be celebrating in the same way as Cajamarca, with a ‘yunsa’, just slightly more low key, so if you’re in the south, head to Cusco’s Sacred Valley and visit villages like Calca, Pisac, or Urubamba.

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Views 04 Feb ¡La fiesta ‘Virgen de la Candelaria’ en Puno, Perú!
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Durante el mes de febrero, cada año Puno, un pueblo que está situado en el altiplano de Peru, se convierte en el capital de la gente folk de todo las américas. El Festival que se celebra alli atrae más de 200 grupos de músicos y danzantes para celebrar "La Fiesta de la Virgen Candelaria". Durante la primera semana, las iglesias son decoradas, hay banquetes y juegos artificiales. Luego, la virgen llevada en multitudinaria procesión por la ciudad, precedida de grupos de bailarines y músicos, que van bailando por toda la ciudad.

Experience the Candelaria Festival in Puno, Peru!

El festival tiene sus origines en los ciclos agrícolos pre-hispánicos de sembrar y cosechar, y también la minería en la región. La danza de los demonios, o la Diablada, es la danza principal del festival, esta danza fue creada por un grupo de mineros atrapados que renunció sus almas a la ‘Virgen de la Candelaria’. Los bailarines, van tocando zampoñas, vestidos en disfraces espectaculares y mascaras extrañas, haciendo ofrendas a la tierra, o ‘Pachamana’. Experimenta La festividad de la Virgen Candelaria con Dos Manos Peru este febrero 2013. Para obtener más información, envía un correo a info@ dosmanosperu.com y reserva tu viaje. Sera una experiencia cultural, enriquecedora e inolvidable!

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Views 04 Feb Experience the Candelaria Festival in Puno, Peru!
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For the first half of February the highland town of Puno, Peru, near Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 3,870 meters above sea level, becomes the Folk Capital of the Americas. The festival gathers more than 200 groups of musicians and dancers to celebrate “La Fiesta de la Candelaria”. During the first week, the churches are decorated and there are banquets and fireworks displays. Later, the virgin is led through the city of Puno in an impressive procession, when troupes of musicians and dancers take the scene, performing and dancing throughout the city.

Experience the Candelaria Festival in Puno, Peru!

The Candelaria festival is linked to the pre-Hispanic agricultural cycles of sowing and harvesting, as well as mining activities in the region. The dance of the demons, or La Diablada, the main dance of the festival, was allegedly dreamt up by a group of miners trapped down a mine who, in their desperation, resigned their souls to the “Virgen de la Candelaria.” The dancers, blowing panpipes and clad in spectacular costumes and outlandish masks, make their offerings to the Earth, “La Pachamama”. Experience the Candelaria Festival in Puno Peru with Dos Manos Travel Agency this February. You can depart with us from Cusco, or meet with us in Puno! Contact us here or write info@dosmanosperu.com for more information and to register! This is a cultural and fun experience that you do not want to miss.

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Views 04 Ene The great South American adventure is back: The Dakar Rally 2013!
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During its fifth edition in South America, the famous Dakar Rally will be hosted by three countries that already have revealed their magnificent natural charms in recent years. From the 5th to the 20th of January engines begin to roar again to traverse more than 8000 kilometers in Peru, Argentina and Chile.

Lima to San Pedro
For the first time in the Dakar’s history, the Peruvian desert enters the scene in the early stages of the rally. With the start podium in Lima, where the Pacific coastal neighborhoods of Chorrillos and Magdalena were chosen as the grounds for the technical and administrative controls, the race kicks off into the coastal desert land towards Pisco, Nazca and the sierra of Arequipa. Even though the starting days are less difficult than the following, allowing tension to gradually work its way up, it’s clear that the 2013 Dakar Rally leaves absolutely no room for improvisation. Crossing the border into the vast Atacama Desert of Chile, the race will see a grueling desert journey to the town of Calama, where the natural beauty of the Death Valley near San Pedro de Atacama will speak to the imagination of the pilots and onlookers alike.

Dakar

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Views 19 Dic Meet Manuelito at the Santurantikuy Christmas market in Cusco.
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Every year, on the 24th of December the central plaza of Cusco is the decor of the biggest Christmas fair of popular arts: the Santurantikuy market, where hundreds of artisans come from far away to display their beautiful and unique works inspired by the faith in their holy creator.

Santurantikuy literally means “The Selling of Saints” in Quechua, with ‘santu’ meaning ‘saint’ and ‘tikuy’ meaning ‘sale’, hence the often heard phrase of ‘cómprame un santito’ referring to the many saints, angels, wise men, pastors and other religious clay figurines used for altarpieces and nativity scenes. Without a doubt, the main character and emblematic patron of the Andean Christmas fair is ‘el Niño Manuelito’, better known as baby Jesus.

santuranticuy

The figure of Manuelito is often represented as a white boy with eyes out of glass and black hair obtained from the first haircut of a newborn baby. Perhaps because el Niño Manuelito or Tayta-Niño has been responsible for thousands of miracles in the Andean community, there is no lack of sentiments and nostalgia at the Santuranticuy fair.

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