CIA World Factbook: Peru
The CIA provides a map of Peru as well as extensive
statistics on the country's geography, people, government, economy and more.
Commanding Heights: Peru
This PBS Web site is designed to
promote understanding of global economic issues. Information on Peru is presented here through a
series of timelines and graphs.
The Fall of Fujimori
In this link to The American
Prospect online edition, the magazine reviews The Fall of Fujimori, a documentary by
filmmaker Ellen Perry. The film offers an intimate portrait of the former Peruvian leader and an
inside look at the political oppression, corruption, and intrigue that marked his 10-year reign.
There are also lengthy interviews with Fujimori in Japan, where he has lived in exile since 2000.
The acclaimed documentary has been shown at the Sundance Film Festival and the San Francisco Film
Festival in 2005 and other festivals on the circuit.
Stories of Hope: Lima, Peru
The companion site to PBS's Journey to Planet
Earth, a series that explores the relationship between people and the natural world, features
two articles on Peru: one on the country's dramatic history of violence and one on malaria and
cholera in shantytowns.
The PBS series Conquistadors explores the
journeys of Spanish conquistadors in the New World. The segment of the Web site on Peru shows the
growth of the Incan Empire and presents articles about Francisco Pizarro's voyage of discovery and
conquest of the Incas as well as a piece on the legacy of the conquest.
The Imperfect Spy
In their well-received book, The Imperfect
Spy, British journalists Sally Bowen and Jane Holligan give a thorough account of the life of
Vladimiro Montesinos. Published in 2003, the book outlines Montesinos' Machiavellian ambitions and
role as "traitor, trafficker and spy" during his 10 years as President Fujimori's eminence
gris and closest advisor.
The Cost of Corruption
This feature by America Radio Works on
the worldwide impact of corruption shows an excerpt from a vladivideo in which Vladimiro
Montesinos is seen handing over a $500,000 bribe to a Peruvian TV executive. The two men sit
across from each other as Montesinos places brick after brick of cash onto a coffee table. When
this videotape and others like it were shown on Peruvian television in 2000, it shocked the nation
and lead to the collapse of the Fujimori-Montesinos regime.
Peru Newspapers and Magazines
World Press, an online magazine promoting
international exchange of perspectives and information, provides links to the major newspapers and
magazines published in Peru.
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Gold and Mining
The National Mining Association's website launched by the
world's top gold producers in October, 2005, explains the role of gold in modern society and
outlines laws and regulations that govern today's gold producers and industry codes of
No Dirty Gold is an advocacy campaign launched by Earthworks and Oxfam America in
February 2004 as a campaign against "dirty mining practices" and the way gold is produced. The
site, directed at gold consumers and retailers selling gold jewelry, provides an overview of the
major social, environmental and economic impacts of gold mining. The campaign contends that the
industry displaces communities, contaminates drinking water, hurts workers and destroys pristine
Mining in Peru
This page on Peru is part of the InfoMine Web site, an
industry site offering in-depth information on most aspects of mining and mineral exploration
activities worldwide. The site features the latest headlines on mining in Peru, a list of
companies operating in Peru, and charts, statistics, maps and further resources from InfoMine's
library of mining Web sites.
The World Gold
This comprehensive site, funded by the world's leading gold mining companies from
22 countries, offers a repository of research and statistical information for each market sector
of the commodity, including investment, industry, consumer and reserves. The site also offers a
chronology of the history of gold in the international monetary system from the genesis of the
gold standard created by Sir Isaac Newton and the Bank of England in 1717.
Bank of England
Founded in 1694, "the Old Lady of
Threadneedle Street" has been the focal point of gold and silver trading in London for more than
three centuries. It is one of the most active central banks in gold and is the gold depository for
many of the world's central banks.
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The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 prohibits
American companies from paying bribes to foreign officials. This site explains in detail the
FCPA's antibribery provisions, recordkeeping and accounting provisions, and penalties.
U.S. Department of Justice: FCPA
The text of the Foreign Corrupt Practices
Act is available on this site, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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