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Peru

Current Problems in Peru
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MAJOR PROBLEMS IN PERU

One problem in Peru is their economy and how unstable it is because of the dependence on only a few major industries: minerals and fishing. If these things are unable to produce a profit for Peru, their economy and their people are in great danger.

Another major issue in Peru is drug production and trafficking. Up until 1996 Peru was the world's leading producer of Coca leaf, which is used to make cocaine. Most of the coca leaf produced in Peru is transported to neighboring Columbia to be turned into cocaine and then distributed. Peru is also emerging as a major producer of opium.

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bag of fresh coca leaves - later turned to cocaine