Peru’s second-largest city, Arequipa has been a breeding ground for rebels and intellectuals since its founding in 1540. Among its famous residents is Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. The rich architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage site is worth the long journey from Lima.
Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo spoke at AS/COA in New York on April 22 about a promising future for Latin America. Toledo addressed key points from his new book, The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America, explaining countries should not rely mainly on natural resources to produce economic growth and alleviate poverty.
Toledo's vision for development in Latin America includes boosting human capital in the region, considering economic growth as "a means, not an end," shifting from exporting raw materials to investing in other sectors such as agroindustry, and a strong democracy.
Americas Society's Spring 2015 concerts featuring guitar include such diverse artists as Argentine folk musicians, a duo of faculty from Ithaca College School of Music, and a Peruvian virtuoso.
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