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Peru: Prime Minister Announces Economic Austerity Policies

LADB Article ID: 070001
Category/Department: General
Date: Thursday, August 9, 1990
By: Barbara Khol

On Aug. 9, Prime Minister Juan Carlos Hurtado announced the government's economic austerity plan. Shortly thereafter, slum residents in Lima looted seven outdoor markets. The plan includes price hikes of up to 300% on a wide variety of goods and...

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