Population: 30,147,935 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, other 3%
Religions: Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, none 2.9% (2007 est.)
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Peru:
Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas. It was conquered in 1531-1533 by Francisco Pizarro. Peru declared independence in 1821, but the Spanish were not defeated until 1824. For a hundred years thereafter, revolutions were frequent; a new war was fought with Spain in 1864-1866, and an unsuccessful war was fought with Chile from 1879 to 1883 (the War of the Pacific).
Peru emerged from 20 years of dictatorship in 1945 with the inauguration of President Jose Luis Bustamente y Rivero after the first free election in many decades. But he served only three years and was succeeded in turn by Gen. Manuel A. Odria, Manuel Prado y Ugarteche, and Fernando Belaunde Terry. On Oct. 3, 1968, Belaunde was overthrown by Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado. In 1975, Velasco was replaced in a bloodless coup by his prime minister, Gen. Francisco Morales Bermudez, who promised to restore civilian government. In elections held on May 18, 1980, Belaunde Terry, the last civilian president, was elected president again.
President Alberto Fujimori was elected in 1990 and ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity. Nevertheless, the president's increasing reliance on authoritarian measures and an economic slump in the late 1990s generated mounting dissatisfaction with his regime, which led to his ouster in 2000. In 2001, Alejandro Toledo became Peru's first democratically elected president of Native American ethnicity with 53% of the vote, narrowly defeating former president Alan Garcia.
In the first round of presidential elections in April 2006, voters chose a former army officer, Ollanta Humala, from among 20 candidates. But in the second round in June, former president Alan Garcia, whose 1985-1990 administration left Peru in economic ruin, made a startling comeback, winning with 52.6% of the votes. Election analysts have suggested that voters felt Humala, a former military leader who had once led a coup, was unpredictable and capable of eroding Peru's democracy, and that Garcia, despite his proven economic incompetence and a reputation for corruption, was the marginally better bet.
On October 10, 2008, Garcia's entire cabinet was forced to resign over an oil corruption scandal. On October 11, 2008, in an attempt to regain popularity, President Garcia appointed a leftist regional governor, Yehude Simon, as his prime minister. Garcia's popularity took a hit in 2009 when he passed land laws that allowed large sections of the Amazon to be auctioned off to oil and gas companies. Violent protests against the laws broke out in the Amazon, and Simon resigned in July 2009 after he negotiated a settlement that included repeal of the laws. Garcia replaced Simon with Javier Velasquez.
In June 2011, Ollanta Humala was elected president. He narrowly defeated Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, who remains in prison for human rights abuses and corruption.
On April 9, 2012, Shining Path rebels kidnapped 42 workers in the Ene and Apurimac valleys. The hostages were employees of Skanska, Coga, and Construcciones Modulares. The Shining Path demanded ten million in ransom for the safe return of the hostages. The Peruvian government refused to negotiate and sent 1,500 troops to the area.
On July 23, 2012, Prime Minister Oscar Valdés resigned after receiving heavy criticism on how he handled the Conga mining project. Juan Jiménez was named the new prime minister.
On June 7, 2013, President Ollanta Humala said that he would not grant a pardon to former President Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori's family requested a pardon for medical reasons.
In February 2014, Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva resigned after a public clash with Luis Miguel Castilla, Minister of Finance, over raising the minimum wage. Castilla also resigned. René Cornejo was sworn in as prime minister on February 24, 2014.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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