El Callao (/kɑːˈjaʊ/; Spanish pronunciation:[kaˈʎa.o] or [kaˈʝa.o]) is the chief seaport of Peru. The city is also called Provincia Constitucional (Constitutional Province), the only province of the Callao Region. The Historic Centre of Callao is located 15km (9.3mi) west of Historic Centre of Lima , the country's capital, and is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area. Callao borders Lima Province on the north, east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
El Callao was founded by Spanish colonists in 1537, just two years after Lima (1535). It soon became the main port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific. The origin of its name is unknown; both Indian (particularly Yunga, or Coastal Peruvian) and Spanish sources are credited, but it is certain that it was known by that name since 1550. Other sources point to the similarity with the Portuguese word calhau [pebble], having a similar sound.
At the height of the Viceroyalty, virtually all goods produced in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina were carried over the Andes by mule to Callao, to be shipped to Panama, carried overland, and then transported on to Spain via Cuba.
The government extended a 30-day state of emergency to the departments of Amazonas, La Libertad and Tacna, joining Lima, Callao, Cuzco and Puno. In the capital, clashes took place after thousands of people from across the country gathered for a march billed as the “takeover of Lima.” ... “We demand that this (de) facto government leave ... Tags ....
To date, dozens of people have died in clashes with security forces, and human rights groups allege that authorities used excessive force against protests, including firearms ... Over the weekend, the government of Peru extended its 30-day state of emergency in the capital Lima, and the regions of Cusco, Puno and the constitutional province of Callao.
the curbs also cover the regions of Cusco and Puno, as well as the port of Callao adjacent to the capital.Supporters of ousted leader PedroCastillo have held protests against PresidentDina Boluarte since December to demand new elections.
Peru’s government late Saturday declared a state of emergency in the capital Lima and three other regions due to protests against PresidentDina Boluarte that have claimed at least 42 lives in recent weeks. PROTEST VICTIM ... In addition to the capital, the state of emergency covers the regions of Cusco and Puno and the port of Callao, adjacent to Lima.
Peru's government declared late Saturday a state of emergency for 30 days in multiple regions, including the capital Lima, amid ongoing protests. The state of emergency will also cover the cities of Cusco, Callao and Puno... 11. The government announced that 42 people died in the protests ... 7.
Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in the capital of Lima and three other regions following weeks of protests against PresidentDina Boluarte that have claimed at least 42 lives ... In addition to the capital, the state of emergency covers the regions of Cusco and Puno and the port of Callao, adjacent to Lima. ‘It was a massacre’ ... .
Lima, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 15th Jan, 2023 ) .Peru's capital Lima was under a state of emergency on Sunday, along with three other regions, as the government ... It covers Lima and the regions of Cusco and Puno, as well as the port of Callao adjacent to the capital.
Despite not getting the same attention as major ports in Ecuador or Brazil, Peru's port of Callao, near the capital Lima, has remained a crucial launchpad for cocaine heading for international markets. The latest seizure came when authorities seized some three tons of cocaine hydrochloride in a house just outside...read full story. .
Despite not getting the same attention as major ports in Ecuador or Brazil, Peru's port of Callao, near the capital Lima, has remained a crucial launchpad for cocaine heading for international markets ... In December, a major Peruvian coffee producer issued an alert after it found one of its containers at Callao had cocaine hidden inside it.
By Paula Bayarte ... “The Amazon region of Peru is a source of extraction of animals that reach the coast and the Andean zone and abroad ... But most of the traffic is bound for Lima ... After arriving in the capital, the illegal wares find their way onto outbound ships in the nearby port of Callao ... EFE. pb/dr Tags ....
Alex Contreras was deputy economy minister under former PresidentPedroCastillo, who was ousted on Dec. 7... These include a strategically important road that links southern provinces where agro-industrial exports such as blueberries and grapes are produced, with Callao, Peru’s biggest port, as well as with the capital ... .