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  Peru - Introduction
Although the Atacama is generally known as the most arid region on the planet, the climate along Peru's shores is made cooler and less dry by La Garuùa, a dense fog created by the collision of the frigid waters of the Humboldt Current with the heated sands of the Atacama.
Peru's third great region is the dense forest that surrounds the headwaters of the Amazon beneath the eastern slopes of the Andes.
Peru's climate varies considerably by region, although January through March tends everywhere to be the wet season.
www.geographia.com /peru   (407 words)

  
 Peru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peru initiated a period of political and economic stability in the middle of the XIX century, under the General Ramon Castilla's caudillista hegemony.
The remaining 5 or 6% of the poluation is of fl African ancestry The Afro-Peruvians, a legacy of Peru's history as an importer of slaves during the colonial period.
The urbanization and assimilation of Peru's Amerindian plurality into the Hispanic-mestizo culture, as well as the new socioeconomic factors associated with class structure have given privilege to the use of Spanish at the expense of the Amerindian languages which were spoken by the majority of the population less than a century ago.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peru   (6990 words)

  
 Peru (07/07)
Peru's distinct geographical regions are mirrored in a socioeconomic divide between the coast's mestizo-Hispanic culture and the more diverse, traditional Andean cultures of the mountains and highlands.
Following a clash between Peru and Ecuador in 1941, the Rio Protocol--of which the United States is one of four guarantors (along with Argentina, Brazil and Chile)--sought to establish the boundary between the two countries.
Peru is the world's second-largest producer of silver, sixth-largest producer of gold and copper, and a significant source of the world's zinc and lead.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm   (3964 words)

  
 Peru: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Peru was once part of the great Incan Empire and later the major vice-royalty of Spanish South America.
Peru emerged from 20 years of dictatorship in 1945 with the inauguration of President José Luis Bustamente y Rivero after the first free election in many decades.
Peru - Map of Peru & articles on flags, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107883.html   (1191 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Peru
Peru was ruled by thirty-eight viceroys, or, in their stead, the government was temporarily exercised by the Audiencia Real of Lima, founded in 1544.
Peru began early in the nineteenth century, but the first attempts were repressed with considerable severity, and it was not until 28 July, 1821, that independence was declared.
Peru is similar to that in force in Spain, being based upon the Roman law.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11732b.htm   (3158 words)

  
 Peru women Tour Peruvian Girls Travel Latin Dating Singles
Peru tour in officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Peru is one of only five countries in Latin America whom have large segments of pure Amerindians-where almost 35% of all peruvian girls are Amerindian.
Most of the peru chicas communities are found the southern Andes yet there is a large portion found in the southern and central coast due to the massive immigration of farmers from the southern Andean cities to Lima this ocurred 50 years ago due to terrorism.
www.peru-info.com   (422 words)

  
 Peru - Virtual Tours of Machu Picchu - Peru Tours - Inca Trail
A country of geographical and cultural contrasts, Peru is home to more than 23 million people, largely descendents of Spanish settlers and native Inca and pre-Inca cultures.
Located on the west coast of South America, Peru boasts a desert strip running the length of its Pacific Ocean border and a vast interior Amazonian jungle in the east.
Today there are three national languages of Peru: Spanish, and the native Quechua and Aymara, accuratey reflecting the native Indian and Spanish roots that shape modern Peruvian society.
www.destination360.com /peru.htm   (331 words)

  
 Peru travel guide - Wikitravel
Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of that continent, facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range that runs the length of South America.
Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south.
Peru is a country that has a diversity and wealth little common in the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Peru   (7004 words)

  
 Peru - SourceWatch
During the 1990s, Peru was governed by the regime of President Alberto Fujimori.
Institutional opposition to his aggressive neo-liberal policies that included fiscal austerity and large scale privatization was eliminated in 1992 when Fujimori dissolved Congress and changed the country's constitution to give himself more power, paving the way for a period of authoritarian rule.
In the face of popular resistance, Fujimori resigned and fled Peru for Japan to escape corruption and war crimes charges stemming from his counter-insurgency efforts against the Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement".
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Peru   (817 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Peru
[amc] 90 to 130 in Peru (2000 SIL).
Ethnic population: 500 (300 in Peru and 200 in Brazil).
Ethnic population: 400 to 500 in Peru (2000 SIL).
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Peru   (2083 words)

  
 peru map and map of peru and information page
For almost three hundred years Peru functioned as a Spanish colony, but in the early 19th century native discontent and colonist revolts brought calls of independence, localized uprisings, and then, civil war in 1821, with the Spanish finally defeated in 1824.
In 1980, Peru finally returned to democratic leadership, but even today, the new presidential administration is hampered by allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Climate Peru's Pacific coastal areas are mostly dry and mild; the Andes are temperate in the foothills with frigid conditions at higher elevations, and the eastern lowlands are tropical, warm (often hot) and humid.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/pe.htm   (901 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Peru's economy is 62.1 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 63rd freest economy.
Peru is ranked 15th out of 29 countries in the Americas, and its overall score is equal to the regional average.
Peru is pushing forward its privatization efforts, particularly in infrastructure, and revenue from state-owned businesses is correspondingly low (as are overall government expenditures).
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Peru   (905 words)

  
  Peru Nebraska The Heart of Steamboat Trace
Peru is the center for outdoor activities, from Steamboat Trace to hunting, fishing and college sports.
Peru State College, Home of the Peru State Bobcats, is also known as the "Campus of 1000 Oaks".
With over 2000 acres of river bottom land in the wildlife management program, Peru is becoming a great place to hunt pheasant, quail, deer and other upland game.
www.ci.peru.ne.us   (300 words)

  
 Peru Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Peru had a rich cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up in funny clothing.
When To Go Peru's climate can be divided into two seasons - wet and dry - though this varies depending on the geographical region.
Peru's peak tourist season is from June to August, which is the dry season in the Andean highlands.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_america/peru   (532 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Peru
Some left Peru once they got money to go back to Europe but most stayed and their descendants make up the majority of the Jewish community today.
Jewish social services in Peru have not been able to supply the demand for aid because the number of people who need it has gone up and the money coming in has declined.
The economic situation is attributed to the recent increase in Jewish emigration from Peru.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/peru.html   (1313 words)

  
 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Americas - PERU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vladimiro Montesinos, intelligence adviser to former president Alberto Fujimori, was detained in Venezuela in June and sent back to Peru where he faced charges of human rights violations, including aggravated injuries and homicide, money laundering and corruption.
In September, the Attorney General formally charged Alberto Fujimori with the murder of 15 people in 1991 at Barrios Altos, Lima, and with the forced disappearance and murder of nine students and a professor at La Cantuta University in Lima in 1992.
By the end of the year, Peru had not filed an extradition petition.
web.amnesty.org /web/ar2002.nsf/amr/peru!Open   (1810 words)

  
 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
And a decent standard ofliving is measured by the unweighted average of people withoutaccess to an improved water source and the proportion of childrenunder age 5 who are underweight for their age.
Peru’s GDI value, 0.759 should be compared to its HDI valueof 0.767.
Peru was mentioned in the Report in pages 7, 34, 36, 43, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 84, 113, 166, 191, 206, 208, 227, 228, 264, 270, 271,and 402.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_PER.html   (775 words)

  
 Andrys Basten - Peru Photos, Peru Travelogue - Destination: Machu Picchu
This was, for a short while, a very low-resolution wallpaper-style entry to the Peru PhotoDiary, but it takes too long to draw, for that.
Sacrificial Ancestor - DNA Studies Link Inca Mummy to a Descendent Living in the U.S. (the homeland of the descendents of one child was the Colca Valley of Peru).
I've quite a few videos of Peru but this is the one that in the present-day sequences most closely matches what I saw.
www.andrys.com /indox.html   (1221 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Peru
Peru endured a brutal war against Maoist rebels in which up to 69,000 people were killed in the 1980s and 1990s.
Peru is one of South America's biggest producers of coca - the raw material for cocaine.
Peru's media have enjoyed an improved climate of press freedom since the fall of disgraced former president, Alberto Fujimori.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1224656.stm   (896 words)

  
 Peru Country Profile
You don't have to be in Peru too long to realize that the 'New World' had a rich and complex cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up wearing funny clothing.
The verdant Amazon Basin, which occupies half of Peru, is one of the world's top 10 biodiversity 'hot spots' - a species-rich area of tropical rain forest that will make your head spin when you start to learn about its ecology.
But you don't have to be a zoologist, an anthropologist or a mountain climber to enjoy Peru, all you need is a keen eye, a love of landscape, an interest in history and a very good money belt.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/peru   (798 words)

  
 Nasca Lines, peru trip, vacations and holidays, nazca
This is Nasca, a unique place due to the mysteries of its marvelous lines and figures, drawn with spectacular perfection, by the gods...
Continuing south on the Pan American highway is Pisco, a port city that gave its name to the clear white grape alcohol used in Peru's national drink, the pisco sour.
Pisco's small airport serves as the emergency landing strip when heavy fog prevents planes from descending in Lima; passengers are then bused to the Peruvian capital or wait until the weather clears before flying north again.
www.peru-explorer.com /nasca.htm   (1422 words)

  
 Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peru TESOL was founded on February 22, 1991, at Sophianum School in Lima thanks to a Constitutional Committee chaired by Prof.
Peru TESOL also ran a Teacher Exchange Program in coordination with Dekalb County School District in Atlanta, by which we sent 21 members to experience the teaching of ESL at different schools that belong to such District.
Peru TESOL also received generous cooperation from New Jersey TESOL, thanks to Dr. Walter Eliason, and Peru TESOL keeps strong boundaries of cooperation with Georgia TESOL, which started with its President Patsy Thompson back in 1993.
perutesol.homestead.com /peru.html   (865 words)

  
 Peru facts, Peru travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peru lies on the Pacific coast of South America just south of the Equator.
To the Quechua Indians Peru means "land of abundance." Sites such as Machu Picchu and Cusco recall the wealth of the Inca civilization, destroyed in the early 16th century by Spaniards, who built an empire on Peru's gold and silver.
Peru's recent history has seen it switch between periods of democracy and dictatorship.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_peru.html   (564 words)

  
 Where do you want to go birding in Peru today?
Peru is the number one country in the world for birds, and stands at the top of the international birder's agenda.
After a very successful trip last year, I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to northern Peru in the summer of 2000, to lead the same tour for Kolibri Expeditions, in addition to visiting a number of little-known areas in the centre of the country.
Peru is a land of contrasts, from mangrove swamps and stark, coastal deserts to dripping wet, epiphyte-laden cloud forests, and from deciduous forests dominated by huge bombax trees to wind-swept páramo above treeline.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/saperu.htm   (4189 words)

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