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Dossier October 2016

Peru, the difficult path towards the common wealth

Peru is located on the western coast of South America. Its geographically uneven territory is divided in three major topographic regions: a desert coast (11.7% of its territory), where 54.6% of the Peruvian population lives; La Sierra, the Peruvian portion of the Andes, which covers 28.4% of the territory and which is home to  31.7%…

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Peru’s economy, slowdown.

“Structurally speaking Peru’s is a small economy, which has, for the most part, shown vulnerability to external shocks. The impulses to growth and the reasons of its slowdown were seldom due to internal causes but almost always to external factors”, as the economist Felix Jimenez says. (2) Peruvian economy is currently undergoing slowdown, after more…

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President Kuzcynski, a new political scenario.

Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski, 77, has just taken office as Peru’s new President for a mandate lasting until 2021, the year in which the bicentenary of the independence of Peru will be commemorated. Kuzcynski won a narrow majority, by 41,057 votes (0.25%), in Peru’s presidential election beating the opponent of the Popular force, Keiko Fujimori, the…

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The social situation, insecurity.

Peru’ s social situation is marked by great discontent among the population, due to several factors, in particular: the increasing citizen insecurity, due to the boost of common crimes. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), 89.5% of the Peruvian population aged over 15 years old, perceives that it may be victim…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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