The People of Peru

In March 2017 my wife and I flew to Peru. After spending several days in Lima we took a second flight to Iquitos, a city on the Amazon River. From there we boarded a riverboat an toured the Amazon River for a week. It was an amazing experience. A real learning opportunity.

I start this story with an image of an older lady at work.

Unlike some countries in South America, Peru is not a socialist country. In fact unlike many nations, it has none of the socialistic programs that most industrialized nations have. Those often loved socialistic programs such as social security, medicare, and early childhood education have no place in Peru.

This means that there is no mandatory retirement age in Peru. In fact, there is no retirement in Peru. For that reason, it is common to see older people on the streets selling food or other goods in order to have money for there own food

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