23 November 2014
For many, the idea of fair trade and gold mining in Peru seems like a contradiction in terms. But this is not necessarily the case.
15 November 2014
The capture in Cali, Colombia, of Rodolfo Orellano, is an important advance in the struggle against corruption in Peru. Orellano has been now been expelled from Colombia and imprisoned in Peru.
Fernando Raymondi, aged 22 and a trainee journalist with the weekly news magazine Caretas, was killed by unknown assailants in Cañete, south of Lima.
Family members of victims of human rights violations by some in the security forces staged a demonstration outside the Palace of Justice on November 14.
12 November 2014
Cajamarca death brings call for an end to police impunity; WOLA calls for no revision of Fujimori verdict
The killing of Fidel Flores in Cajamarca at the end of October has reignited the debate over whether the police force is out of control.
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has called for the request by Alberto Fujimori’s legal team for a revision of the former president’s sentence to be ignored
14 October 2014
The results of the elections held on October 5 once again revealed deep divisions in Peru.
. 2 November 2014
Almost four years since Beatriz Merino formally stepped down as Human Rights Ombudsman in 2011, Congress has once again failed in its duty to appoint someone to this important public role.
. 26 October 2014
One of the most striking victories in the recent election of regional presidents was that of Gregorio Santos in Cajamarca. He won over 50% of the vote from his prison cell, having effectively turned the regional election into a plebiscite on Conga, the giant mining project. But the elections also saw widespread victories for other candidates critical of mining projects in their areas.
. 18 October 2014
It’s a year and a half to the next presidential elections. Though this may sound a long time in Peruvian politics, the main political actors are now moving into gear for the big fight in 2016, now that the municipal and regional elections are over.
. 28 September 2014
With municipal and regional elections imminent, Peruvian voters may be forgiven for wondering about the value of democratic institutions in their country. What you vote for is far from being any guarantee of what you get.
30 October 2014
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