Puno


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Puno

(po͞o`nō), city (1993 pop. 97,796), alt. 12,648 ft (3,855 m), capital of Puno dept., SE Peru, on an embayment of Lake TiticacaTiticaca
, lake, c.3,200 sq mi (8,290 sq km), 110 mi (177 km) long, and c.900 ft (270 m) deep at at its deepest point, in the Andes Mts., on the Bolivia-Peru border; second largest freshwater lake in South America and the world's highest large lake (c.
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. It is a commercial, tourist, and transportation center of SE Peru. Wool is exported. Historical landmarks include a cathedral and many native ruins. Puno is also an archaeological center for the exploration of ancient villages of indigenous peoples. A technical institute is located in the city.

Puno

 

a city in southeastern Peru and capital of Puno Department. Population, 41,200 (1972). Situated on the western shore of Lake Titicaca, Puno is Peru’s main port on the lake. It is the terminus of the Mollendo-Puno railroad. A significant portion of Bolivia’s export-import cargo passes through the city. Puno has a shipyard and light-industry enterprises. There is a university in the city.

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Puno managed to survive, but three policemen in her security were killed while three other officers were injured.
I don't want to be a burden to anyone," said Puno, who is known to be a shooting buddy of President Benigno Aquino.
Duterte recently terminated the appointment of Puno after receiving complaints about alleged wrongdoing in the agency.
In a letter to Puno on May 15, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said she was fired due to alleged graft and corruption although the Palace official did not cite any particular case.
Puno said she left the FDA with "a clear conscience and what I believe to be a clean record.
It is a sham and a shame,' Puno said in a text message to the BusinessMirror.
Puno said the decapitation was apparently meant to send a strong message of terror to the people of Sulu, which recently has been very expressive of their opposition to the rising violence in the southern island.
Asked about the nature of the complaints against Puno, Panelo said: "I think corruption."
'Dear Ms Puno, please be advised that upon the instruction of the President, your appointment as director general of the FDA of the Department of Health (DOH) is hereby terminated effective immediately,' part of the letter read.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo Thursday read to reporters a copy of the letter to Puno dated May 15, 2019.
Puno first achieved fame as a singer by incorporating Tagalog lyrics to his renditions of American pop hits, most notably the Barbra Streisand classic 'The Way We Were'.
This publication collects the best thirty photographs of the regional contest organized in 2017 by the Puno ODE and that was dedicated to the Feast of the Virgin of Candelaria, the main festivity in Puno and declared in 2014 as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.