On March 11th, Wall Street celebrated “Peru Day.” This distinction was made in honor of Peru’s remarkable growth and potential for international investors. Those who attended the event and listened to speeches from Peru’s finance minister and central bank president snacked on asparagus and drank Pisco. (Peru is the world’s top exporter of asparagus.) Part of the reason Peru’s economy is booming is due to the growing middle class. There is now a great demand for goods and services throughout Peru. Six other South American countries have received special days on Wall Street, and Peru has finally joined them. There have been very hard economic times in Peru in the past, but right now Peruvians are enjoying a wonderful period of growth and expansion within their own country and international markets.