Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who took office on 28 July, faces a big challenge in regions where most of his votes come from.
Perhaps the biggest difference with the Colombia of Conrad's famous novel is the US absence. Today it is the Chinese who are in the ascendancy.
In the remote Mayan Qeqchi [kek-chi] community of Lote 8, high in the mountains on the north side of Lake Izabal, eastern Guatemala, we stand in thick brush, in the empty space where the home of Amelia Cac Tiul used to be.
The author explores the real winners in the trading relationship between China and Latin America.

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