What is Peru known for?

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; ref In 2007, the drink had 5% of the Peruvian soft drinks market, and was relaunched with a new bottle and label and a light version. With the wrapping up

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artworks by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas found in pre-Columbian sites such as burial locations, sanctuaries, temples and other ancient ruins. Huacos are not mere earthenware but notable pottery specimens linked to ceremonial, religious, artistic or aesthetic uses in central Andean (Andes), pre-Columbian civilizations. pix 30x30 subject Peruvian geography qualifier - Π 1950 small>

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on Earth named Bristol (List of places called Bristol), most in the United States, but also in Peru, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados,

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, the native Inca Kola has been more popular than Coca-Cola, which prompted Coca-Cola to enter in negotiations with the soft drink's company and buy 50% of its stakes. In Japan, the best selling soft drink is not cola, as (canned) tea (Canned tea) and coffee (Japanese canned coffee) are more popular. Japan Soft Drink Association As such, the Coca-Cola Company's best selling brand there is not Coca-Cola

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, which was known for extremely complex textiles, the Nazca produced an array of beautiful crafts and technologies such as ceramics, textiles, and geoglyphs (most commonly known as the Nazca lines (Nazca Lines)). They also built an impressive system of underground aqueducts, known as ''puquios'', that still function today. The Nazca Province in the Ica Region was named for this people. Nazca 6, and 7 include some of the earlier motifs but also emphasizes militaristic ones, suggesting a shift in social organization. The motifs in these phases include abstract elements as part of the design. Large numbers of rays and tassels are appended to many of the designs, particularly those depicting mythical subjects, producing a visual impression of almost infinitely multiplied elements, an impression which accounts for the use of the term 'proliferous' (Roark 1965:2). Art found on pottery in relation to Nazca phases 6 and 7 also display an influence from the Moche culture of north coastal Peru. Finally, Nazca 8 saw the introduction of completely disjointed figures and a geometric iconography which is difficult to decipher. Phases 8 and 9 are now believed to date to the Middle Horizon, reflecting a shift in power from the coast to the highlands with the advent of the Wari culture about 650 CE. (Silverman and Proulx, 2002). *2004 U.S. presidential election controversy: The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary requests Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to respond to alleged voting irregularities (2004 U.S. presidential election controversy and irregularities). ( (PDF)) *The Inter-American Court of Human Rights upholds Peru's conviction and continued imprisonment of U.S. citizen Lori Berenson on terrorism charges. (BBC) (AP) * A spokesman for George W. Bush requests that Myanmar release dissident opposition (Parliamentary opposition) leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose house arrest was recently extended. (BBC) December 8, 2004 * Delegates from twelve South American countries meeting in Cuzco (Cusco), Peru, sign a deal creating the South American Community of Nations, a bloc modelled on the European Union. (BBC) * The Israeli government indicates that it will recognize same-sex partnerships for certain benefits, and will introduce legislation formalizing this status. ( Despite the continuing controversy over which team is the most popular (between Alianza and Universitario) a survey of Apoyo Opinión y Mercado in 2006 revealed that 54% of Peruvians where soccer fans, and ensures that Alianza Lima owns 35% of the preferences, followed by Universitario (Universitario de Deportes), with 32%, and bit further away, Sporting Cristal with 17%, while the remaining teams have a combined 11%. Commons:Category:Peru

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web url http: users w wallsd community-organizing.shtml last Walls first David authorlink David Walls (academic) title Power to the People: Thirty-five Years of Community Organizing work The Workbook month Summer year 1994 accessdate 2010-12-03 It filed for Chapter 7 (Chapter 7, Title 11, United States Code) liquidation on November 2, 2010, effectively closing the organization, ACORN filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy; Los Angeles Times; November 2, 2010 although many chapters and state-wide organizations continued work under different name(s). In 2004, Florida ACORN helped to raise Florida's minimum wage by $1.00 per hour, by lobbying for a minimum wage amendment to be placed on the ballot. Over 1 million Florida employees were affected by the raise, which is adjusted annually for inflation. That year, ACORN became an international organization, opening offices in Canada, Peru, and beginning work in Dominican Republic. Since then offices have opened in Mexico and Argentina. South American properties were mainly copper deposits such as the Antamina copper zinc open-pit mine in northern Peru, the Collahuasi copper molybdenum open-pit mine (including mill, liquid-liquid extraction plant, and electrowinning plant) in northern Chile, the Lomas Bayas open-pit copper mine (including liquid-liquid extraction plant and electrowinning plant), and the Altonorte copper smelter also in northern Chile. The screenplay is based primarily on Guevara's travelogue (Travel literature) ''The Motorcycle Diaries'' by Ernesto "Che" Guevara, with additional context supplied by ''Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary'' by Alberto Granado. Guevara is played by Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, and Granado by the Argentine (Argentina) actor Rodrigo de la Serna, who coincidentally is a second cousin to the real life Guevara on his maternal side. Durbin, Karen. ''The New York Times,'' Arts Section, September 12, 2004. Last accessed: March 23, 2008. Directed by Brazilian director Walter Salles and written by Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) playwright José Rivera (José Rivera (playwright)), the film was an international co-production among production companies from Argentina, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, Peru and France. The film's executive producers were Robert Redford, Paul Webster (Paul Webster (producer)), and Rebecca Yeldham; the producer (Film producer)s were Edgard Tenenbaum, Michael Nozik, and Karen Tenkoff; and the co-producer (Film producer)s were Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky. In 1952, a semester before Ernesto "Fuser" Guevara is due to complete his medical degree, he and his older friend Alberto Granado, a biochemist, leave Buenos Aires in order to travel across South America. While there is a goal at the end of their journey - they intend to work in a leper colony in Peru - the main purpose is initially fun and adventure. They desire to see as much of Latin America as they can, more than 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) in just four and a half months, while Granado's purpose is also to court as many women as will fall for his pick-up lines. Their initial method of transport is Granado's dilapidated Norton 500 motorcycle christened ''La Poderosa'' ("The Mighty One"). However, it is a visit to the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru that solidifies something in Guevara. His musings are then somberly refocused to how an indigenous civilization capable of building such beauty could be destroyed by the creators of the eventual polluted urban decay of nearby Lima. Excerpted Clip of Machu Picchu from the film ''The Motorcycle Diaries'' directed by Walter Salles, distributed by Focus Features, 2004 His reflections are interrupted by Granado, who shares with him a dream to peacefully revolutionize and transform modern South America, to which Guevara quickly retorts: "A revolution without guns? It will never work." Later, in Peru, they volunteer for three weeks at the San Pablo (San Pablo, Peru) leper (leprosy) colony. There, Guevara observes both literally and metaphorically the division of society, as the staff live on the north side of a river, separated from the deprived lepers living to the south. To demonstrate his solidarity, Guevara refuses to wear rubber gloves during his visit choosing instead to shake bare hands with the startled leper inmates. Moreover, Bernal (who is Mexican) adopted an Argentine (Argentina) accent and spent 14 weeks reading the works of José Martí, The Citizen Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal's Sense of Duty by Jesse Ashlock, ''RES'' Magazine Karl Marx and Pablo Neruda (Guevara's favorite poet). Bernal told reporters "I feel a lot of responsibility. I want to do it well because of what Che represents to the world. He is a romantic (Romanticism). He had a political consciousness that changed Latin America." Che Trippers by Lawrence Osborne, ''The New York Observer'', June 15, 2003 As Bernal experienced locales in Chile, Peru and Bolivia; with social conditions unchanged or worsened since Guevara passed through a half-century before, he took to heart Guevara's internationalist (Internationalism (politics)) assertion in a "fiction of nations." Bernal believes this process allowed him to "engage with Latin America", in much the same way he believes that the young Guevara had. According to Bernal, the role crystallized his "own sense of duty" because Guevara "decided to live on the side of the mistreated, to live on the side of the people who have no justice - and no voice." In surmising the similarities between his own personal transformation and Guevara's, Bernal posits that "my generation is awakening, and we're discovering a world full of incredible injustice." In a journey that lasts eight months, the partners travel over 14,000 kilometers, from Argentina through Chile, Peru, and Colombia to Venezuela. Key locations along the journey described in the film include: In Argentina: Buenos Aires, Miramar, Buenos Aires, Villa Gesell, In Argentina: Buenos Aires, Miramar, Buenos Aires, Villa Gesell, San Martín de los Andes, Lago Frías, Patagonia and Nahuel Huapi Lake ; In Chile: Temuco (Temuco, Chile), Los Angeles (Los Ángeles, Chile), Valparaiso (Valparaíso, Chile), Atacama desert, and Chuquicamata; In Peru: Cuzco (Cuzco, Peru), Machu Picchu, Lima (Lima, Peru); The San Pablo Leper Colony (San Pablo, Peru); Plus Leticia, Colombia and Caracas, Venezuela. * '''Esteban''' (voiced by Shiraz Adam) – An orphan who was rescued at sea as a baby twelve years ago by the Spanish navigator Mendoza. He wears one of the two sun medallions. He dreams of adventure and is very impulsive. Esteban has a fear of heights which is confounded by the people of Barcelona who believe him to be the "Child of the Sun" and hoist him up high at the port to call out the sun to aid the departing ships. He joins the Spaniards in their search for one of The Seven Cities of Gold in the New World, hoping to find his father. * '''Zia''' (voiced by Janice Chaikelson) – The daughter of an Inca high priest. She was kidnapped from Peru five years ago, when she was seven, by the Spanish invaders and given as a present to the Queen of Spain for her daughter, Princess Margarita. She met Esteban when she was kidnapped by Mendoza for Governor Pizarro who wanted her to read the golden quipu. Zia wears a sun medallion like Esteban's, with an interlocking sun and moon disc. * '''Tao''' (voiced by Adrian Knight) – The last living descendant of the sunken empire of Mu (Mu (lost continent)) (Hiva (Hawaiki) in the English dub). He lived alone on the Galapagos islands following the death of his father. Initially he is evasive of the others' company when they wash up on his island, but when the ship ''Solaris'' was revealed he joined them on their journey. '''Lorena Blanco''' (born July 22, 1977) is a female badminton player from Peru, who won two bronze medals at the 2003 Pan American Games. 2004 Summer Olympics Wang played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In women's singles, she defeated Lorena Blanco of Peru and Yao Jie of the Netherlands in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Wang lost to Zhang Ning of the People's Republic of China 9-11, 11-6, 11-7. '''Peru''' competed at the '''2004 Summer Olympics''' in Athens, Greece. thumb upright 1.5 Panorama of the oasis (File:Huacachina Décembre 2006 - Panorama.jpg) '''Huacachina''' is a village in the Ica Region, in southwestern Peru. It is located in the Ica Province, near the city of Ica (Ica (city)) in the Ica District. Huacachina has a population of 115 (1999). The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note. Plot The story focus on how Luther and Nora Krank try to avoid the frenzy traditionally experienced during the Christmas holiday. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving (United States)), the two bring their daughter Blair to the airport, where she departs for a year-long assignment in a remote area of Peru with the Peace Corps. Nora bemoans the fact the upcoming Christmas will be their first time they are separated as a family, prompting her husband to calculate how much they spent celebrating the holidays the prior year. When he realizes they have little to show for the $6,100 they invested in decorations, gifts, and entertaining, he decides to skip all the hubbub at home and surprise Nora by booking a ten-day Caribbean (Caribbean Sea) Cruise (Cruise ship) aboard the ''Island Princess''. Nora at first is skeptical but accepts the idea under one condition to still give a donation to the church and Children's Hospital of $600. At first Luther refuses, but when she refuses the idea otherwise he agrees and they begin to plan the trip. But, despite all the work that he had done, Cernadas would not become a major international super-star until 2002, when he flew to Peru to act in "Bésame Tonto" ("Kiss me, Fool"), alongside Gianella Neyra. The soap opera, which featured romantic, family and even mafia twists, became the number one show in many countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Chile, Panama and many other countries. This soap opera marked the beginning of a period in which Cernadas began to be recognized as a teen idol by girls and young women outside Argentina as well. Personal life Segundo Cernadas married "Besame Tonto" co-star, Peruvian Gianella Neyra, in 2004 Commons:Category:Peru

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children and young adults of those areas could identify his voice, but not his name or his face. In 1953, LeTourneau began a development project in the country of Liberia, West Africa, with the diverse goals of colonization, land development, agricultural development, livestock introduction, evangelism and philanthropic activities. LeTourneau, R.G., ''Mover of Men and Mountains'' (copyright 1960, 1967: Prentice-Hall), pp.256-257 In 1954, a colonization project

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seat in the rear, but on dirt roads the rear swings heavily. In older buses, the seats in the first row are the best, but many buses have a driver cabin separated from the rest of the bus so that you look an a dark screen or a curtain rather than out the front windshield. In older buses, you can get one or two seats beside the driver, which gives you a good view of the passing landscape. First-class express buses, complete with video, checked luggage and even meal service, travel between major

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Soviet assault on Finland in 1939. More recent examples are the positions of the United States and Peru during the Falklands War and that of The Netherlands during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which was described by politicians as "political support, but no military support". Range The South American tapir can be found near water in the Amazon Rainforest and River Basin (Amazon Basin) in South America, east of the Andes. Its range stretches from


common_name Peru image_coat Escudo de armas del Perú.svg image_flag Flag of Peru.svg image_map Peru (orthographic projection).svg national_motto "Firme y feliz por la unión" (Spanish) "Firm and Happy for the Union" national_anthem other_symbol_type National seal (Seal (device)): other_symbol 80px link Great Seal of the State (File:Gran Sello de la República del Perú.svg) languages_type Official languages a languages Spanish (Spanish language) (official) 84.1% Quechua (Quechuan languages) (official) 13% Aymara (Aymara language) (official) 1.7% (2007 Census) demonym Peruvian ethnic_groups 45% Amerindian (Indigenous peoples in Peru) 37% Mestizo 15% White (Peruvians of European descent) 2% others ethnic_groups_year 2013 capital Lima latd 12 latm 2.6 latNS S longd 77 longm 1.7 longEW W largest_city Lima government_type Unitary (Unitary state) presidential (Presidential system) constitutional (Constitution of Peru) republic leader_title1 President (List of Presidents of Peru) leader_name1 Ollanta Humala leader_title2 Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Peru) leader_name2 Ana Jara legislature Congress (Congress of the Republic of Peru) sovereignty_type Independence (Peruvian War of Independence) established_event1 Declared (Peruvian War of Independence) established_date1 28 July 1821 established_event2 Consolidated (Battle of Ayacucho) established_date2 9 December 1824 established_event3 Recognized (Chincha Islands War) established_date3 2 May 1866 area_rank 20th area_magnitude 1 E12 area_km2 1,285,216 area_sq_mi 496,225 percent_water 0.41 population_estimate 31,151,643 population_estimate_rank 41st population_estimate_year 2015 population_census 28,220,764 population_census_year 2007 population_density_km2 23 population_density_sq_mi 57 population_density_rank 191st GDP_PPP $403.322 billion GDP_PPP_rank GDP_PPP_year 2015 GDP_PPP_per_capita $12,638 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal $217.607 billion GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year 2015 GDP_nominal_per_capita $6,819 GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini_year 2012 Gini_change decrease Gini 45.3 Gini_ref Gini_rank 35th HDI_year 2014 HDI_change steady HDI 0.737 HDI_ref HDI_rank 82nd currency Nuevo sol (Peruvian nuevo sol) currency_code PEN time_zone PET (Time in Peru) date_format (CE (Common Era)) utc_offset −5 drives_on right calling_code +51 cctld .pe footnote_a Quechua (Quechua language), Aymara (Aymara language) and other indigenous languages (Languages of Peru) are co-official in the areas where they predominate.

'''Peru''' ), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse (biodiversity) country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (ed.):Perú: País megaviverso

Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures (Ancient Peru) spanning from the Norte Chico civilization in Caral, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America (Pre-Columbian). The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty (Viceroyalty of Peru) with its capital in Lima, which included most of its South American colonies. Ideas of political autonomy later spread throughout Spanish America and Peru gained its Independence, which was formally proclaimed in 1821. After the battle of Ayacucho, three years after proclamation, Peru ensured its independence. After achieving independence (Peruvian War of Independence), the country remained in recession and kept a low military profile until an economic rise based on the extraction of raw and maritime materials struck the country, which ended shortly before the war of the Pacific. Subsequently, the country has undergone changes in of government from oligarchic to democratic systems. Peru has gone through periods of political unrest and internal conflict (Internal conflict in Peru) as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.

Peru is a representative democratic (representative democracy) republic divided into 25 regions (Administrative divisions of Peru). It is a developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 25.8 percent. UN: Peru Posts One of Region’s Best Reductions in Poverty in 2011. Andean Air Mail and Peruvian Times, 28 November 2012. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing.

The Peruvian population, estimated at 30.4 million, is multiethnic (Multiethnic society), including Amerindians (Indigenous Peoples in Peru), Europeans (White Latin American), Africans (African Latin American) and Asians (Asian Latin American). The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua (Quechua languages) or other native languages (Indigenous languages of the Americas). This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.

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