The mission of the Peru Section is to increase awareness and understanding of political, economic and social realities of Peru, both past and present. This mission is undertaken through an interchange of data, ideas and opinions via: 1) occasional e-mail "discussions" of specific topics; 2) the periodic publication of a section newsletter containing announcements of upcoming conferences, brief articles by section members, book and film reviews, information on grants, etc.; 3) Section sessions at LASA Congresses; 4) the issuance of policy statements to the U.S. and Peruvian press; and 5) the sponsoring of conferences and research activities of particular interest to section members.