The Philippines is a rather small geographical area with 7250 islands and over 700 of them inhabited with 94 million people.  Their main export is people! Filipinos are hard working and highly skilled, but there are too few work opportunities at home.  Over 8 million live abroad as nurses, engineers, domestic servants, nannies and seamen.  Filipino seamen are the largest group from any nation.  On my last vacation cruise, the entire crew was from the Philippines.  They were friendly, happy and proud people, and they produced a show on board the ship about their homeland. […]
Peru is on the western coast of South America.  They are primarily known for coffee as their economy staple.  We thank them for that!  But there is also large corruption, taxation and inequality, and cocaine production.  Over 50% live in poverty and nearly 20% in extreme poverty.  They have religious freedom but the Catholic Church is the officially recognized state church and receives preferential treatment.  This was used in the past to discriminate against non-Catholics in taxes, property, education and politics. The Catholic church is in crisis there, with as little as 5% attending church.  […]

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