MSNBC / ReutersPeru bids to empower poor regions in vote: "Politicians have clashed on what kind of powers new regional leaders should have, but all agree the task must be shouldered. Some 53 percent of Peru's gross domestic product comes from the seaside capital Lima, home to around a third of the 27 million population, while many in isolated provinces scrape out a living through subsistence agriculture."
La Esquina del Movimiento (roughly meaning Street Buzz or, literally, the Corner of Movement) is
just outside the University Rector's Office on the main square of Ayacucho,
or Huamanga to those who love it best. It got that name because it's where the
students, professors and pueblerinos gathered to read the Lima newspapers,
talk politics and taste life. It was the epicenter of Huamanga's vitality
before the violence of the '80s and early '90s ravaged the town. Now Huamanguinos,
Peruvians and Peruvians at heart are scattered around the world so this
page -- and website -- tries to imitate that magic.