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Peru players celebrate after scoring against Colombia(AFP)

Peru beats Colombia 2-1 to keep hopes alive at Copa America

AP | , Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Sergio Peña opened the scoring for the Peruvians in the 17th minute. Miguel Borja equalized from the spot in the 53rd but an own goal 11 minutes later by Colombian defender Yerry Mina decided the match at the Olimpico stadium in Goiania.
Family members carry the coffin of a man who died of Covid-19 at a cemetery, in Lima, Peru.(Reuters / File)
Family members carry the coffin of a man who died of Covid-19 at a cemetery, in Lima, Peru.(Reuters / File)

This country now has world’s highest per capita Covid death toll

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • Peru's official death toll was continuously under scanner because the scenes of cemeteries and unprecedented use of refrigerators as makeshift morgues contradicted the government data.
Congress now has to name Merino’s successor to become the country’s third president in a week.(AFP)
Congress now has to name Merino’s successor to become the country’s third president in a week.(AFP)

Peru left without president as Merino resigns after protest deaths

Lima | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Merino announced he was stepping down Sunday, following an ultimatum from Congress for him to quit or face censure after a police crackdown on protesters left at least two dead and scores injured.
A woman hits a pot during a protest outside the Almenara hospital, where one of the anti government protestors died during a protest to demonstrate the refusal to recognize Peru's new government, in Lima.(AP)
A woman hits a pot during a protest outside the Almenara hospital, where one of the anti government protestors died during a protest to demonstrate the refusal to recognize Peru's new government, in Lima.(AP)

Pressure mounts on Peru’s president after 2 die in protests

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Thousands marched through the streets of Lima wearing masks and carrying signs that read, “Merino is not my president.” Authorities said two men, ages 24 and 25, died from gunshot wounds during the demonstrations.
The image shows Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru.(REUTERS)
The image shows Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru.(REUTERS)

Machu Picchu opens for a single Japanese tourist after almost 7 month wait

Lima | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:05 AM IST
Jesse Takayama’s entry into the ruins came thanks to a special request he submitted while stranded since mid-March in the town of Aguas Calientes, on the slopes of the mountains near the site.
Indigenous community in Peru turns to ancestral remedies amid COVID-19(Twitter/ForestPeoplesP)
Indigenous community in Peru turns to ancestral remedies amid COVID-19(Twitter/ForestPeoplesP)

Indigenous Shipibo community in Peru’s Amazon turn to herbs and ancestral remedies to fight COVID-19

Pucallpa, Peru | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Amid shortage of doctors and hospitals located far away, Peru’s Amazon witnessed its Indigenous Shipibo community turning to ancestral remedies to tackle coronavirus spread.
A community health volunteer checks the temperature of a girl during a check-up campaign for Covid-19, at a slum in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
A community health volunteer checks the temperature of a girl during a check-up campaign for Covid-19, at a slum in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count more than fifth worst-affected country Peru

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:12 AM IST
The state also reported 292 fresh deaths, 34 of them in Mumbai city, pushing up the fatality count to 25,195, the state health department said.
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)

Brazil has 3rd-highest toll; global deaths near 400,000

Hindustan Times, Rio de Janeiro | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Brazil reported a new 24-hour record death toll, bringing the total number killed to more than 34,000. That is behind only the US, with more than 110,000 deaths, and Britain, with over 40,200.
Maria Antonieta Alva(AFP file photo)
Maria Antonieta Alva(AFP file photo)

Peru’s 35-year-old finance minister is suddenly a rock star

By Bloomberg | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Appointed only last October, Alva is increasingly seen as a central figure in President Martin Vizcarra’s cabinet, part of a rising generation of new leaders, and spends a great deal of time explaining public policy to a nervous public.
Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest slum, has a population of around 850,000, 8.5% of Sweden’s. The slum has a population density of around 354,167 people per sq km(REUTERS)
Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest slum, has a population of around 850,000, 8.5% of Sweden’s. The slum has a population density of around 354,167 people per sq km(REUTERS)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:40 AM IST
Correlation isn’t causation, but it’s interesting to note that India, Peru and Portugal have almost universal coverage of the BCG vaccine — given to children to fight tuberculosis, and which helps them build immunity to several other respiratory ailments.
Former United Nations secretary Javier Perez de Cuellar was known for his efforts to reconcile warring parties.(REUTERS File Photo)
Former United Nations secretary Javier Perez de Cuellar was known for his efforts to reconcile warring parties.(REUTERS File Photo)

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100

Lima, Peru | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Perez de Cuellar served as UN secretary general from 1981 to 1991, when he was often described as a “pacifist by vocation and nature.”
The Pisco Sour was first invented in 1920 which means this year will mark 100 years of existence for the iconic cocktail.(Digpu)
The Pisco Sour was first invented in 1920 which means this year will mark 100 years of existence for the iconic cocktail.(Digpu)

Monika Enterprises partners with key restaurants across India to celebrate Pisco Sour day

UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Residents of Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa will get a chance to experience variations of this iconic cocktail served at key outlets.
Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran(Twitter)
Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran(Twitter)

Gunasekaran wins 3rd gold, Shivpal too bags top honours in World Military Games

Wuhan (China), | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 04:19 PM IST
After claiming top honours in the men’s disabled 100m and 400m IT1 events earlier, Gunasekaran won the gold in men’s disabled 200m IT1 event with a timing of 24.31s.
A file photo of Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai (R).(Twitter)
A file photo of Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai (R).(Twitter)

Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai bags third gold for India at World Military Games

Wuhan | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Carlos Felipa of Peru finished with at the second position with a score of 10.76 while the Netherlands’ Severs Robert ended up at the third place with a score of 9.93.
A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)
A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)

Anandan Gunasekaran opens India’s account with 2 gold medals at World Military Games

Wuhan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Gunasekaran clocked 12.00 seconds to win the 100m event, India’s first medal in the ongoing Games. Peru’s Casas Jose was second with a timing of 12.65 while of Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia took the bronze with 12.72 seconds.
The children who were aged between four and 14, were sacrificed in a ritual to honor the Chimu culture’s gods.(Kashf Rana Twitter)
The children who were aged between four and 14, were sacrificed in a ritual to honor the Chimu culture’s gods.(Kashf Rana Twitter)

Archeologists in Peru find remains of 227 sacrificed children

Lima | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Archeologists have been digging since last year at the huge sacrificial site in Huanchaco, a beachside tourist town north of the capital Lima.
Nicknamed Nusta, a Quechua word for “Princess,” the mummy recently returned to its native Bolivia 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University museum in 1890. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)(AP)
Nicknamed Nusta, a Quechua word for “Princess,” the mummy recently returned to its native Bolivia 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University museum in 1890. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)(AP)

500-year-old mummy of Incan girl returns to Bolivia

Associated Press | By Associated Press, La Paz, Bolivia
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Experts say the mummy originally came from a region in the Andean highlands near La Paz during the last years of the Inca civilisation.
Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring against Peru.(AFP)
Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring against Peru.(AFP)

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus gets two-month international ban

Asuncion | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Gabriel Jesus scored in the 3-1 victory over Peru that gave hosts Brazil a ninth victory in the continental showpiece, but was given his marching orders 20 minutes from time for a second booking.
The image shows a 5.5-inch long rare pocket shark.(AP File Photo)
The image shows a 5.5-inch long rare pocket shark.(AP File Photo)

Pocket-sized, glow-in-the-dark shark species discovered by scientists

New Orleans | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 10:32 AM IST
It’s only the third out of more than 500 known shark species that may squirt luminous liquid, said R. Dean Grubbs, a Florida State University scientist.
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))

Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits visa to enter Chile

Santiago | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Peru last month clamped down on immigration, requiring migrants have passports and visas in order to stay in the country. The new rules have pushed some migrants south to Chile.
File image of Neymar(REUTERS)
File image of Neymar(REUTERS)

No Neymar, no problem as Brazil begin new Copa reign

Rio De Janeiro | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:13 PM IST
It was an eerie echo of Brazil’s disastrous 2014 World Cup on home soil, when Neymar was injured in the quarter-finals and missed his team’s traumatic 7-1 humiliation against eventual champions Germany in the last four.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds the Copa America trophy as members of the national team celebrates after winning the title at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds the Copa America trophy as members of the national team celebrates after winning the title at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.(AFP)

Brazil defeats Peru to lift Copa America title despite Gabriel Jesus’ dismissal

Rio De Janeiro | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:37 PM IST
A last minute penalty from substitute Richarlison sealed a win for Brazil which handed the South American giants their ninth Copa triumph and first since 2007.
Argentina's Lionel Messi gets a red card during the Copa America third-place match against Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi gets a red card during the Copa America third-place match against Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AFP)

Lionel Messi needs to have more respect, says Brazil coach Tite after winning Copa America 2019

Leeds | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:24 PM IST
Messi was handed his first red-card in 14 years and the decision did not go well with the striker as he bashed CONMEBOL, saying the whole tournament was set up for Brazil’s win.
A file photo of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)
A file photo of Vinesh Phogat.(PTI)

Vinesh, Divya win gold, Pooja settles for silver at Grand Prix of Spain

Madrid | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:51 PM IST
In the eight-wrestler 53kg draw, Vinesh comfortably beat Peru’s Justina Benites and Russia’s Nina Minkenova before getting the better of Dutch rival Jessica Blaszka in the final.
Neymar is angling for a move back to Barcelona after growing frustrated at PSG.(AFP)
Neymar is angling for a move back to Barcelona after growing frustrated at PSG.(AFP)

Neymar the best Brazilian player, says Casemiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Neymar is currently not a part of the Brazil’s squad in the Copa America due to his ankle injury
Peru's coach, Argentine Ricardo Gareca, gives instructions to Peru's Christofer Gonzales (C) and Edison Flores.(AFP)
Peru's coach, Argentine Ricardo Gareca, gives instructions to Peru's Christofer Gonzales (C) and Edison Flores.(AFP)

Copa America 2019: The Argentine mastermind behind Peru’s resurgence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Peru’s transformation has also been down to Gareca’s ability to reduce the team’s reliance on individuals.
Brazil's Dani Alves drives the ball during the Copa America semi-final match against Argentina at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AFP)
Brazil's Dani Alves drives the ball during the Copa America semi-final match against Argentina at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AFP)

Serial trophy-collector Dani Alves shows no signs of letting up ahead of Copa America final

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Dani Alves is preparing to play a key role when Brazil take on Peru in Sunday’s Copa America final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.
Peru's players celebrates their side's win over Chile during a Copa America semifinal(AP)
Peru's players celebrates their side's win over Chile during a Copa America semifinal(AP)

Peru advance to Copa America final with 3-0 win over Chile

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Peru took the lead 20 minutes into the match when a corner from the right was nodded on to Edison Flores, who volleyed home at the back post.
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Argentina angry as VAR stays out of the spotlight

BELO HORIZONTE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organisers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.
Peru's goalkeeper Pedro Gallese celebrates after stopping the penalty taken by Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(AFP)
Peru's goalkeeper Pedro Gallese celebrates after stopping the penalty taken by Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(AFP)

Gallese denies Suarez as Peru beat Uruguay on penalties to reach Copa America semis

Salvador, Brazil | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Edison Flores scored the decisive penalty as Peru, who were thrashed 5-0 by Brazil in their previous match, qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in the last four editions of the Copa.
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