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Arequipa, Peru -- International Conference on Tourism and Culture

More than 60 students from Lima, Arequipa, and various cities of Bolivia took part in the First International Conference on Tourism and Culture in Arequipa, organized at the beginning of August by the Nuestra Señora del Pilar High School and the Wayrana Cultural Center, both begun by faithful of the Prelature in this southern Peruvian city.

The program included conferences on current events, a video-forum and sessions on character formation and emotional development in young people.

During the conference, participants had an opportunity to visit the city’s outstanding expressions of colonial art in churches, monasteries, and estates. The closing session was a festival of folklore that provided a sample of the regional music and dances of Peru and Bolivia.

Romana, No. 47, July-December 2008, pag. 336.