Search Results for "Peru" : 7

by / on April 22, 2015 at 8:24 am / in Latin America, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

What Delayed Peru’s Leftist Turn: Neoliberal Policy Stickiness and Sociopolitical Situation

…stitutions and foreign investors, due to a decreased need for their support. In the midst of this era of change, Peru, which meets the above criteria for a Left turn, was notably absent from the “pink tide.” Like many other countries in Latin America, Peru was part of the neoliberalism boom of the 1990s, with President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) implementing a series of neoliberal policies. The backlash against the orthodoxy of the Fujimori reg…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 8:46 pm / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Crossword Puzzle

…tween marginalized rural communities and the central government, continue to widen the income gap. “Our country, Peru, doesn’t really develop,” explained Roody Cáceres Torres, advisor to Congresswoman María Sumire, “precisely because one great barrier is the language. [It is] a barrier for the exchange of products, for the sale of the same, for the production….” Peru lacks communication between the country’s ethnic groups, and it lacks the…

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by / on March 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Katherine Hite on Politics and Commemoration

…a particular context, Hite focused extensively on “El ojo que llora” (“The eye that cries”), a memorial in Lima, Peru, that was erected to commemorate the victims of guerrilla warfare and authoritarianism that haunted Peru throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The memorial features a sculptural representation of Pachamama (the revered Andean goddess of the Earth) and an eye that “cries” an endless trickle of water. Around the central sculpture is…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

…ultant Marc McKinnon mentioned, “The things that drive elections are the same in Nebraska as they are in Ghana.” Peruvian politician Miguel Cruchaga would disagree. “One thing is Britain and another thing is Peru,” he said. “Bring a British comedian to Peru and see if he can make anyone laugh here – it doesn’t work that way.” Can cultural values really be treated as exportable commodities? Cultural barriers are abundant. Walter Shapiro described…

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by / on October 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Rethinking the Past

…ng the stability necessary to economic growth. Was the economic gain worth it? The regime of Alberto Fujimori in Peru is a good example of this predicament. Although his brutal repression of dissent ultimately landed him a lengthy prison sentence, many Peruvians still view his rule in the 1990s as a time of prosperity and progress. Peru’s most recent presidential election, between Ollanta Humala and Alberto’s daughter Keiko Fujimori (also is a Co…

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by / on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Umm… lo siento, no entender. No hablar español!

…ntacted peoples” – is often limited. Due to the paramilitary presence in parts of Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru, the ability of these countries to provide proper surveillance and protection of these groups in severely curtailed. Last year, a tribe was completely annihilated by Peruvian drug traffickers seeking to establish a path through the rainforest into Brazil. The soulless massacre of the outgunned tribe (broken arrows and machine gun…

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by / on November 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World


by In spite of the rough economic times, it seems nothing can stop the expansion of American free trade agreements (FTAs) across the globe.  The Obama administration has promised that the recent passage of FTAs with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea will help boost American exports, substantially increase our GDP, and potentially support thousands of jobs. And the buck doesn’t stop there. At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation…

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