DEVELOPMENT: Wealth and Poverty in Latin America


Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (2001–06) discusses the slow progress of Latin American poverty reduction despite the region’s macroeconomic gains in his CLAS talk reported on by graduate student Maiah Jaskoski.

“Peruvian workers are saying: ‘Listen, I watch CNN; I can use the Internet. You are telling me that we are doing so good. How come, if we are doing so good, I don’t have a job? How come my children don’t have access to a good quality of health and education?’”

— Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru (2001–06)

Maiah Jaskoski
Publication date: 
January 15, 2008
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article