Great Translations: Terror in Peru

Jim Fonseca
4 min readNov 9, 2022
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A Review of The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa

Class wars in Peru. Guerrilla rebels vs. the pampered elite. The author gives us a strong sense of the inequality between those who enjoy superfluous wealth while others are starving. But we also feel the terror of the elite. Bodyguards are often in cahoots with the kidnappers; security guards are often tied in with the…

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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.