located in the Ancash region of Peru, became Mesa's third Sister
City in 1989. The Cordillera Blanca, the highest range of
mountains in the tropical world, surrounds the village of Caraz,
home to 7,000 people.
Mesa resident, Dr. Raul Osorio, a native of Caraz was
instrumental in establishing and continuing Mesa's relationship
this Sister City. As a result of our association, Dr.
Osorio and his team of medical volunteers have undertaken
several medical missions to take doctors, nurses and paramedics
to treat medically needy people in the Caraz area.
If you would be interested in visiting Caraz, participating in a
medical assistance program, hosting a Peruvian student, or
becoming involved in the other activities of the Caraz
Committee, please contact Augie Gastelum at
City of Mesa
PO Box 1466
Mesa. AZ 85211