Everything that is wrong with Peru in a single headline

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The newspaper is at least a couple of weeks old. I only buy the paper to put on the floor of the bird cages so our budgerigars will rightly and justifiably be pooping on a headline that reads “More than 1,500 mayors will meet in Lima during 4 days”. If you care to read the blurb below the headline, it was essentially a meeting for the incoming politicos elected in last fall’s local elections on how to be a good mayor, hosted by the powers that be in Lima.

Now you could argue that only Lima has the facilities to host such an event and that most of the incoming politicos are badly lacking in qualifications for the job they are about to take on but I would counter that sometimes setting the tone is more important than the details and in this case, the message should be loud and clear that the powers that be in Lima need to get out and work for all of Peru, not the other way around.

If I was walking in the shoes of the honorable Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo, the first President of Peru in quite a long time who made his career outside of Lima, I would let it clear to my team that you work for all of Peru, and not just for 4 days every 5 years but all day every day.

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