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Peru World Cup goal celebrations 'set off earthquake alerts' in Lima

Qualifying for a World Cup is always a special moment in a nation's sporting history, but Peru fans took it to the next level as they secured their ticket to Russia. Peru booked their place in the World Cup for the first time since 1982 with a nail-biting 2-0 victory over New Zealand in Lima. It was

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-11-16 09:09:00

Peru: Where All Your National Geographic Dreams Come True

This article is supported by Flight Centre, who have Intrepid Travel South America tours on sale now. Read about one South American journey below. I remember when I saw photos of 'The Lost City of the Incas' while flipping through a faded National Geographic at my grandparents' house. The ripped ima


Nazca Lines: New Giant Geoglyph of Orca Discovered in Peru Desert Sheds Light on Enigmatic Monuments

A massive "drawing" of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site. In 2013, scientists found what they believed to be an enormous depiction of a sea creature roughly 250 miles south of Lima. Researchers from the Commissi

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-16 09:10:02

Back from the brink: How Peru reached the World Cup to complete rebirth of a South American footballing great

In June 1969 General Juan Velasco, the military dictator of Peru, gave a famous speech in Lima. The previous year he had seized power in a bloodless coup, promising to revolutionise the country's ailing economy, nationalise foreign businesses and restore social justice. Over the following years, the

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-16 10:07:50

Peru fans threw the craziest party after qualifying for first World Cup in 35 years

Peru defeated New Zealand on Wednesday, 2-0, to qualify for the nation's first World Cup in 35 years, and the scenes in Lima were absolutely bonkers. Though New Zealand had to deal with some extreme antics leading up to and during the match (late-night fireworks, flyovers and laser pointers), it was

USA TODAY - 2017-11-16 17:23:25

New Brew from Peru

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For its next exclusive single-origin coffee, 7-Eleven, Inc. headed south to the Cajamarca region of Peru. As with its other single-origin, sustainably sourced coffee, the new brew from Peru is Rainforest Alliance Certified. Made with 100 percent Arabica b

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-16 15:30:00

Fans in Lima celebrate Peru reaching World Cup finals – video

Thousands take to the streets of Lima on Wednesday night to celebrate Peru's qualification for next year's World Cup. Peru defeated New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate in a play-off to secure their place in Russia. It is the first time in 36 years they have reached the finals Thousands take to the streets

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-16 11:28:16

Peru fans and a giant Marilyn Monroe – Thursday's best photos

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Beaujolais Nouveau in Japan, Peru celebrating World Cup qualification, and the reopening of Aleppo's historic souk Bonn, Germany People sit on the floor in front of a poster during a break at th

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-16 13:15:56

Better late than never, World Cup beckons for Gareca

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Coach Ricardo Gareca guided Peru to a long-awaited World Cup finals appearance on Wednesday and in doing so moved a step closer to fulfilling his own dream of gracing soccer's greatest tournament. Gareca, whose side beat New Zealand 2-0 in Lima to qualify by the same score on

REUTERS - 2017-11-16 08:26:05

Peru: President Kuczynski denies Odebrecht bribe allegations

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has denied receiving any campaign donations or bribes from the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht. In a statement broadcast on national television, Mr Kuczynski also rejected claims that he had been hired as a consultant a decade ago. The allegations were


Soccer fans in Peru celebrate crucial goal, trigger earthquake alert app

Fans celebrate after Peru qualified for the first time in 36 year for the soccer World Cup, in downtown Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Peru defeated New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Ecstatic soc

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-16 15:41:16

PERU: National Production Grows 3.18% In September On An Annual Basis

(RTTNews) - Peru's national production in September recorded a 3.18% increase on an annual basis, accumulating 98 months of continuous growth, said the country's statistics office. The advance was due to the positive evolution of the total exported (+17.66%), both traditional (+21.91%) and non-tradi

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-16 22:15:30

2018 World Cup field set: Iceland's in, Italy's out and compelling story lines abound

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Peru's Jefferson Farfan celebrates first-half goal in Lima. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) What began 980 days ago in a crude, little venue on the north shore

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-16 15:03:00

Peru's ex-soccer official accused of threatening witness in U.S. trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that a former Peruvian soccer official on trial for corruption in Brooklyn be put under house arrest after prosecutors said he made a threatening gesture at a prosecution witness. After jurors left for the day, a prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Atto


Peru's President Says He Never Received Money From Odebrecht

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski categorically denied a newspaper report published earlier Tuesday alleging that Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA hired him as a consultant and financed his presidential campaigns. "I never received any contribution from Odebrecht for my 2011 and 2016 e


Australia Beats Honduras to Make World Cup

SYDNEY - Mile Jedinak led Australia into next year's World Cup with a deflected free kick and two penalties in Wednesday's 3-1 intercontinental playoff victory over Honduras. Jedinak, who missed the latter stages of Australia's Asian qualifying campaign because of injury, opened the scoring when his


Peru fans are using fireworks and curses to make New Zealand's World Cup hopes disappear

There's just one spot left in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Peru hosts New Zealand Wednesday night for the second leg of the CONMEBOL/OFC Inter-Confederation playoff. The two sides head into the final game tied 0-0 on aggregate - but the Peruvians are going all out to make the most of their home-fiel


Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.37%

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.37% Investing.com - Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials, Non-Metal Minerals and Mining sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.37% to hit a new 1-month l


Peru - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Peru nears completion of National Fibre-Optic Backbone projectPeru's fixed-line teledensity is among the lowest in South America, at about 9.8%. Obstacles to fixed-line growth include widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services


Peru's Kuczynski denies allegations of Odebrecht links

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Wednesday claims he had worked as a consultant for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], which is embroiled in an international bribery scandal, were false. Kuczynski also said in a speech broadcast on television th