On 25 January, 2016 a pipeline breach happened due to a landslide. Now a second breach has occurred, and is under investigation. PetroPeru, is responsible for the spill, and will be sanctioned by the Peruvian government, the company may be fined $17M.
The oil spill into the Amazon waterways is affecting over 8,000 people living in the area. Two-hundred and fifty locals are performing the cleanup at this time. Flora and fauna may return in one year after cleanup is complete, environmental experts say.
Recently I was in the Miraflores district of Lima, and being an amateur chocolatier and moreover, a veracious connoisseur of chocolate I stopped into the Choco Museo (Chocolate Museum) located by Kennedy Park and took a tour.
It’s free to enter and tour the small interactive museum and they offer a free sample of cacao husk tea to get your taste buds going. Choco Museo is an artisanal chocolate maker, processing chocolate from organic cocao beans to chocolate bar. There are three locations in Peru: Miraflores, Barranco, and Cusco. An interesting factoid is that out of the ten different varieties of cocao bean, six of those come from Peru, making it a leading cocao producer.
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