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Unformatted text preview: country as well as the need to jump start the middle class if it is too small or struggling mightily. A country with a deprived middle class, much like Peru's, isn't as likely to be doing very well economically in comparison to a country with a well-off middle class. This is so because it is the middle class that purchases many of the consumer goods out there on the market, and if the middle class isn't buying these items then the economy will not prosper as it could. Therefore President Toledo has the correct idea to establish and fortify his country's middle class so that the rest of his country can progress. Citation: "Toledo Discusses Plan to Reconstruct Middle Class." La Republica 01 May 2003. News Bank. Rutgers Library, Piscataway. 11 Apr. 2008 <http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb? p_product=AWNB&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=doc&p_docid=10264F09F18C44F 4&d_place=WPER&f_subsection=sLATIN+AMERICA&f_issue=2003-05-01&f_publisher=>....
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- Spring '08
- Alan García, Alejandro Toledo