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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

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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