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Pisco 2009

Pisco, as featured in Peru’s newspaper La Republica today

A lot of Peruvian press is focussed on the cities of Pisco, Chincha and Ica today, as two years have passed since the big earthquake there and still less than 50% of the work that needs doing to reconstruct the cities has not been done. IKN ran a post on the story this time last year and was shocked to see the lack of progress that had been made then. Amazingly, nothing has changed since then and the whole earthquake region is still a rubble-laden mess.

Even for the Twobreakfasts government the ineptitude and screw you attitude shown beggars belief. Yes folks, this is the country that’s proud of its growth record in the period concerned and it can’t even be bothered to look after its own people, let alone keep its word. The cities of Pisco and Ica still don’t have hospitals up and functioning after all this time. Many of its inhabitants live under canvas. Dermatological problems are rife and the constant complaint from residents trapped in the hell hole is that of the smell.

The smell of corruption, arrogance, ignorance. The smell of Alan García.

Viva investment grade. Viva, viva viva.

UPDATE: For Spanish speakers, an excellent resumé of matters Pisco by Sheput

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