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Peru : a guide to the people, politics and culture

Author: Holligan de Diaz-Limaco.
Publisher: New York : Interlink Books, 1998.
Series: In focus
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work looks at Peru which although blessed with natural wealth and spectacular historical sites, is also cursed by widespread poverty and a legacy of political violence. Political and social problems are created by the gulf between the elite of Lima and the indigenous populations.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holligan de Diaz-Limaco.
ISBN: 1566562325 9781566562324
OCLC Number: 222639272
Description: 95 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The land: coastal desert; Andean peaks and Amazonian jungle; the shanty towns of Lima; the wonders of Machu Picchu, coca-growing and gold-prospecting in the Amazon. The history and politics: Inca culture; the Spanish conquest; independence and military power; populism and radicalism; the Shining Path guerillas; Fujimori and authoritarian rule. The economy: mining, fishing and the drug industry; poverty and the informal sector; debt and structural adjustment; "Fujishock" and free-market reform. The society and people: racial divisions and competing identities; indigenous, black and criollo communities; the rural-urban divide; the Church, social movements and environmental conflicts. The culture: fiestas and regional identity; music and dance; media and US influences; Vargas Llosa and Peruvian literature; indigenous arts and languages. Where to go, what to see: must-see landmarks and historical sites as well as the author's expert tips on how to get the most out of a brief visit.
Series Title: In focus
Other Titles: Peru in focus
Responsibility: Jane Holling de Diaz-Limaco.

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This work looks at Peru which although blessed with natural wealth and spectacular historical sites, is also cursed by widespread poverty and a legacy of political violence. Political and social problems are created by the gulf between the elite of Lima and the indigenous populations.

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