Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua: Piruw Republika; Aymara: Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 7.36, Rank: 53, Personal Freedom: 7.38, Economic Freedom: 7.35, Democracy Index: 6.04
2014: 7.35, Rank: 52
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 71, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 3
Offers recommendations (some tongue in cheek, later serious) after the shootdown by the Peruvian air force of a Cessna carrying Baptist missionaries (but claimed to carry traffickers)
Discusses U.S government efforts to end coca production in some Andean countries by funding crop eradication programs, and the consequent increases in cultivation in neighboring countries
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