Perú in the Past 50 Years

Photo: Phil Dembinski ’08Photo: Phil Dembinski ’08
Communication Associate Professor Elio Leturia will discuss the modern history of Perú, one of the world's fastest growing economies.

As part of Humanities, History and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Gabriela Diaz de Sabates’ Introduction to Latin American Studies course, Communication Associate Professor Elio Leturia will discuss the modern history of Perú April 18.

Perú, which in the last 50 years has seen a military coup d’etat following former president Alberto Fujimori’s dissolution of the Congress of Perú, as well as the rise of revolutionary Maoist terrorist organization Shining Path, is now considered one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with an equally fast decrease in unemployment.

Leturia, who hails from Perú, lived beneath the military dictatorship he will be discussing. Initially working in advertising due to the suppression of the press, Leturia went into journalism once democracy returned to the country in 1980.

Perú in the Past 50 Years
Wednesday, April 18
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Ferguson Theater
600 S. Michigan Ave.