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Peru - history and people

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Peru Annette Cheney Sixth Grade 4/29/1999 Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 History 3 Peru's Location in the World 5 Menu of Peruvian Food 7 Appetizers- 7 Main Courses- 7 Desserts- 8 Beverages- 8 Biographical Sketches 9 Famous Landmarks 11 Government 13 Agriculture/ Industry 15 Religion/ Customs 16 Recipes 17 Graphs 18 Maps 19 Bibliography 22 History The history of Peru really surprised me because I thought it was always a quiet and peaceful country, but I now know that it has had lots of brutal and gruesome wars. It was founded in the 1532 by Francisco Pizarro. The first people to live there were Nomadic Hunter-Gatherers. They settled in the selva or the jungle on the Amazon River. One major war in Peru happened on July 21, 1821 when the Spaniards wanted to conquer Peru for its riches in gold and emeralds, but a man named Don Jose De San Martin from the country Argentina came and gave Peru its independence. ...read more.

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Here are some foods- Appetizers- 1. Papa Rellena which is stuffed potatoes, 2. Ceviche which is raw fish, and 3. Papa a la Huancaina which is boiled/sliced potatoes with creamy sauce. Main Courses- 1. Locro which is squash with potatoes, 2. Pepian de Pavo which is blended corn with turkey, 3. Polloala Brasa which is BBQ chicken with french fries, and 4. Arroz con Pollo which is rice with chicken Desserts- 1. Mazamorra Morado which is purple pudding,and 2. Arroz con Leche which is rice and milk pudding. Beverages- 1. Inca Cola which is a yellow-colored soda, 2. Pina Colada which is pineapple ice tea, and 3. Pisco Sour which is an Algarrobina liquor. Biographical Sketches The president of Peru is Alberto Fujimori. He was elected into office in the year 1990. He was elected because he set an uproar in the elections. As president, he inherited a nation experiencing severe economic crisis, facing a war with Ecuador, and a civil war of terrorism with the Shining Path. ...read more.

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Victor Raul Haya de la Torre in 1924 as a continent-wide anti-imperialist movement. Elections, held in April 1990, developed into a two-way race between Mario Vargas Llosa, and Alberto Fujimori. Mr. Fujimori was the surprise winner by a landslide. He was reelected to a term of 5 more years in April 1995 with more than 65% of the votes. Agriculture/ Industry The main exports of Agriculture in Peru are potatoes, rice, wheat, oranges, and corn. Some underground foods are quinua, oca, oyuco, and yuca. Their Industry includes cotton, fish, gold, silver, bronze, copper, metal, and aluminum. The Incas used gold and silver to make beautiful ornaments. Religion/ Customs Most of Peru's population are Roman Catholic. People in Peru go to church every Sunday and go to Catholic schools during the week. They read a verse from the Bible every night before they go to bed. An interesting custom people in Peru have annually are Marinera or Ritmo Afro- Peruviano dances. Thousands of people flock to these events. In these events, the judges pick a queen and a king. ...read more.

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