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“Peru”

With a population of 32 million citizens, the South American country of Peru is a hub for indigenous heritage and communities. It holds the ancient city of Cuzco, the capital of the Incas as well as the lost city of Machu Picchu. There are 51 different indigenous peoples in Peru. By far the most numerous are the highland Quechua. About 4.5 million Peruvians speak Quechua and 8 million identify themselves as Quechua. 

Today Peru is going through an economic boom, with many companies locating to the capital, Lima, and foreign investment being pumped into local enterprises. However, the country is still the world's leading producer of cocaine, which it began taking up after the crackdown of its production in neighbouring Columbia. 

Peru's media landscape is dominated by privately run media companies, online, TV and radio broadcasters, with the former growing rapidly as now 56% of the country is connected to the internet.