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Former dictator’s son runs for president of Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 28, 2015 2 comments

Former dictator’s son runs for president of Peru

Javier Velasco, son of former President Juan Velasco Alvarado, looks to return his father’s socialist policies to Peru. While the 1970s military dictatorship which oversaw the national deficit as a  Full Article »

Hedge fund pressures Peru to pay defaulted agrarian bonds
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Hedge fund pressures Peru to pay defaulted agrarian bonds

The U.S.-based hedge fund, Gramercy Funds Management, is threatening to sue Peru for payment with interest of 40-year-old bonds from the agrarian reform. The military dictatorship of President Juan Velasco  Full Article »

Quechua completes 40 years as an official language
Posted by Colin Post on May 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Quechua completes 40 years as an official language

Quechua, the native tongue of the Inca civilization, completed 40 years today as an official state language in Peru. Quechua was declared an official language on May 27, 1975. According  Full Article »