Peruvian Jose Bermudez drinks a beer at the Plaza de Armas square in Santiago.
Peruvian immigrant Jose Bermudez, among the last in his family to emigrate from his country, drinks a beer at the Plaza de Armas square in Santiago during a break from his job at a local packaging plant, December 23, 2004. Chile, an oasis of political and economic stability in the region, has become a magnet for migrants from its less fortunate neighbors. Of the nearly 32,000 temporary residence visas granted by the Chilean government in 2004, almost half went to Peruvians. Picture taken December 23, 2004. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/FEATURE/CHILE-IMMIGRATION IA/HB