INS522 (81): Peru- Latin American Political Economy:
Andean Economics, Cuzco and Machu Picchu
Dates:  March 2014
3 Credits
Open to Graduates and Undergraduates      
On location in Ica & Cuzco, Peru
Professor Richard Weisskoff      


Participants will learn how a rural community suffers and recovers from natural disasters amidst the normal conditions of extreme poverty. Students will learn about economic development in a rural setting and those factors that keep a community poor.  Participants will visit communities in the Canyon which have been innovative in drip irrigation techniques for low-income farmers and also spend time in the Andean countryside as well as explore the site of Choquequirau, a ruin similar but much larger than Machu Picchu, and much less visited.

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Date:  January 30, 2013
Time:  5:30pm-6:20pm
Location:  MM318

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EMMAUS Medical Mission: Peru

Emmaus Medical Mission:  Peru (PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITY)

On location in Pamplona Alta, Peru
Dates:  TBA
Orlando E. Silva, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.L.M., Lead Faculty
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Open to Graduates and Undergraduates

Emmaus Medical Mission is a Miami based non-profit organization that does multiple volunteer medical missions to Ecuador and Guatemala on an annual basis. Doctors, nurses, and non-medical volunteers are always welcome and needed.  Additional Medical Missions to Latin America include Peru and Haiti.  Peru trip sponsored by:  Christian Life Movement (CLM), Emmaus Medical Missions & Solidarity in Action

Introduction: We are a group of doctors, nurses and volunteers who travel yearly to Lima, Peru, from Miami, Denver and other main US cities. We are members of the Christian Life Movement (CLM) and Emmaus Medical Missions (EMM). Our primary goal is to provide basic medical care to Pamplona Alta, a very poor population living around Lima, the capital of Peru. These people do not usually have access to health care and most of them are women and children. In Lima we work with other local volunteers and doctors from the Christian Life Movement (CLM), who help us, coordinate and organize these missions.

Air Travel: We will be flying on LAN Peru from Miami (flights will be coordinated appropriately for those flying from other cities). The main group will be departing Miami on March 17th at approximately 11pm and will be returning from Lima March 22th at approximately 5pm. We are requiring that everyone that attends the mission must fly in and out on the same flights. Please be aware that we will NOT be making any special arrangements for transportation, lodging or luggage storage for anyone who travels outside the group itinerary. You will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging for dates and times outside the group itinerary. NOTE: If we need people to carry luggage with medication, you will be required to carry the same number of pieces weather you travel with the group or not.

Housing & Meals: We will be staying at a retreat house in Lima. Restaurant meals are not covered. 

Donations: We will be asking everyone to help collect all donations early this year because we will be sending the vast majority of the non-monetary donations via overseas container the first week of January 2011.

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