In the wake of the 2006 elections, which returned former president Alan Garcia to power, this work examines the role of multinationals, the judiciary, civil society and new political movements to show how Peru is reconstituting itself out of the vacuum left by flagrant corruption and authoritarianism. A concise examination and powerful indictment of corruption in Latin America as a whole, Picking Up the Pieces is also a definitive book on contemporary Peruvian politics.
|Table of Contents||v|
|1: The Tsunami||9|
|2: Privatisation and Corruption||31|
|3: 1995–2000 The Mafia State||46|
|4: A Fresh Start||71|
|5: Picking Up the Pieces?||84|
Nick Caistor is a British writer and translator who has visited Mexico regularly for more than 40 years. A former BBC Latin America analyst, he has written books on the history and culture of Mexico City, and the Meixcan poet Octavio Paz.