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Population: 30 million (10.2 million under age of 18)
Area: 496,200 sq mi
Year of Independence: 1821
Orphan Pop.: estimates vary widely from 50,000 to over 500,000
Pop. Living In Poverty: 25% (approx. 7,500,000)
Education:
-  77% secondary school participation
–  98% youth literacy rate; 89% adult literacy rate
Health:
–  74 year life expectancy
–  76,000 people living with AIDS
–  66% of population using improved drinking water sources in rural areas
Trafficking: 
–  Peruvian women and girls, and to a lesser extent boys, are exploited in sex trafficking in Peru’s urban areas and mining centers, often recruited through deceptive employment offers.  Child sex tourism is present in areas such as Cuzco, Lima, and the Peruvian Amazon.
–  2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, Peru (http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2013/215543.htm)

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Population: 30 million (10.2 million under age of 18) Area: 496,200 sq mi Year of Independence: 1821 Orphan Pop.: estimates vary widely from 50,...

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