The inhabitants of Peru are very proud of their ancient history, dating back to the Incas, and in every possible way cultivate nationalism.
Juan Velasco Alvarado has long been remembered by the inhabitants of Peru. And not only with his radical reforms he had a chance to go down in history forever, but he, unfortunately, missed it.
In his childhood Velasco knew deprivation in all its diversity. He had no bread, no shoes, he almost did not know maternal love. The 11th son of a medical professional and a housewife, Juan was born on June 16, 1910 in the suburbs of Piura, on the northern coast of Peru. The boy began to work early. The family was large, but a strict father tirelessly ensured that everyone made his own contribution. Juan was barely 9 years old when he began to clean shoes on the streets of Piura.
Cleaning shoes Juan dreamily peered at people, especially in a military uniform. They always had good boots, an arrogant look, and they could give a coin or two to a helpful little boy.