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# Peru

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# Limbo
Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine'
The CAS decision to ban Guerrero for 14 months, put on hold for the World Cup, could be reimposed in the coming weeks.
# A long time coming
Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing
Captain Paolo Guerrero set up the first and scored the second against Australia at Fisht Stadium.
# Gerard Desmond
Irish missionary set to return to Peru despite being shot by armed gang
Fr Desmond was attacked by an armed gang after he withdrew money to pay builders working on the primary school.
# brace
Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned
Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.
# Lima
Irish priest shot in the feet after being followed on way back from bank in Peru
He was followed home by three armed men who beat him and shot him before taking money.
# shaman
Peru police hunt for men wanted in connection with lynching of Canadian man suspected of killing elderly shaman
Grisly footage of the man’s death at the hands of a mob has been widely circulated on social media.
# machu picchu
River searched for 16 missing people after Peruvian bridge collapses into valley
At least 30 people were on the bridge when it collapsed during torrential rains yesterday.
# Devil's Curve
At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'
It plunged 100 metres and landed upside down on rocks at the edge of the sea.
# Study
Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru
It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.
# Russia 2018
Peru captain cleared to play at World Cup after Fifa reduce drug ban
Paolo Guerrero tested positive for cocaine but his revised suspension will now end before this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
# Punishment
Peru captain to miss their first World Cup in 36 years due to ban for failed drug test
Former Bayern Munich striker Paolo Guerrero won’t be leading his country to Russia next summer.
# eastern promise
World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.
# road to russia
Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.
# seismic
Celebrations in Lima triggered earthquake warnings as Peru ended a 36-year World Cup wait
Several earthquake detection apps sent warnings of a tremor in the Peruvian capital after Jefferson Farfan’s opener.
# Last in
Peru get the better of New Zealand to qualify for World Cup after 36-year wait
Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored as the South Americans reached the finals for the first time since 1982.
# road to russia
Toothless Peru held in New Zealand as tense draw leaves World Cup berth in the balance
The game finished 0-0 in Wellington.
# and take your money
England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down
FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.
# Spilt milk
Chilean FA will not report Peru and Colombia for alleged World Cup 'pact'
The last five minutes in Lima saw Radamel Falcao hold veiled talks with Colombia’s rivals during their 1-1 draw.
# Oh dear
Alexis Sanchez won't be at the World Cup after Arsenal team-mate's bizarre blunder
Colombia’s David Ospina parried an indirect set-piece into his own net, which earned a point for Peru.
# Up In The Air
A World Cup without Messi? Argentina's qualifying bid is in danger after Peru stalemate
They werre held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires last night.
'Did you know Roger Casement helped to liberate natives in the Amazon jungle?'
Ireland and Peru have so much in common, including our similar history writes Peruvian in Ireland, Gianmarco Alvarado.
Potatoes have been grown in conditions similar to those found on Mars
Straight out of the plot of 2015 film The Martian, scientists in Peru managed the feat.
# mother tongue
Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out
The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.
# Gran Collar
President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour
This trip is the first time an Irish President in office has visited Peru, Colombia and Cuba.
# machu picchu
Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building
Grafton Architects, led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, won the first-ever RIBA International Prize for their project in Lima, Peru.
# Peru
Michaella McCollum returns home to Ireland months after release from Peru jail
The convicted drug smuggler was pictured in Dublin Airport yesterday.
# Cocaine smuggling
Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru
The Scottish woman is on the way back to the UK.
# Shocker
Controversial handball knocks Brazil out of the Copa America
Brazil boss Dunga said his side’s fate was not decided by football.
# Cocaine smuggling
Melissa Reid to be released from prison in Peru
The Scottish woman was arrested in August 2013 with Michaella McCollum from Co Tyrone.
# peru 2
Fate of Melissa Reid to be decided in coming days
The Scottish native has been in a Peruvian jail since 2013.
# alleged harassment
Michaella McCollum issues legal proceedings against Irish newspaper
Her lawyer said staff from a daily newspaper subjected the McCollum family to “harassment and intimidation”.
# Peru
Michaella McCollum's interview on RTÉ divided opinions last night
Everyone was talking about the interview last night, here’s what they were saying.
# paroled
Michaella McCollum has been freed from prison in Peru
The Tyrone native has been jailed there since 2013.
# Peru
Tourists arrested after stripping naked for photos at Machu Picchu
The two men were reportedly charged with moral misconduct. after being detained by guards.
# Abortion
"Protection of life surpasses religion and politics. We cannot allow this country to promote death."
Peru has rejected legalised abortions for victims of rape.
How I went from 9-to-5 accountant to these South American waves for my office
Richy O’Carroll didn’t want to have any regrets – so he decided to set sail for Peru.
# Miracle
This woman was the sole survivor of a flight obliterated by a thunderstorm
Juliane Koepcke was believed to be dead before she reappeared after trekking through the jungle for 11 days.
# the inca trail
Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business... in Peru
“We’re very proud of the fact that we feel like we represent Ireland in everything we do.”
# Peru
This whole community lives in a sprawling South American graveyard
The poor sleep among the dead in a neighbourhood just outside Peru’s capital city.
# Domestic Violence
'I swear it will never happen again' - what he said 5 weeks before he killed her
Powerful new book includes extracts from letters, emails and texts from abusive lovers.