Peru: Paths to Poverty
Peru: Paths to Poverty traces the background to the present crisis, surveying the historic exploitation of the country's resources for the benefit of foreign capital and the local ruling class. It analyses the promise and limitations of the reformist military government of General Velasco (1968-75) and studies subsequent political developments, through the election of Fernando Belaunde's government to the resurgence of the left in the municipal elections of 1983. Outlining the government's attachment to monetarism and its debilitating effect on living standards, this special brief also considers the emergency of the Sendero Luminoso rural guerrilla.
1. Peru: Paths to Poverty