The centre of the Inca empire, Peru was conquered by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro in 1532. Peru was liberated by Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín in 1820-4, and a republic established. It lost territory in the south in a war with Chile (1879–83) and also had border disputes with Colombia and Ecuador in the 1930s and 1940s
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- ‘They're going to ship their canned asparagus over here with a lower price,’ he says of the Peruvians.
- The report leaves Peruvians with much to dwell on.
- In the end, Peruvians, Chinese, and Americans want essentially the same things: life, liberty, and property.
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