LATEST NEWS

  • 27 November 2016

    Detainees freed in Cordillera del Condor

    Three people have been freed who were taken captive on 14 November by indigenous groups in the Cordillera del Cóndor region (Amazonas) in northern Peru.

  • 27 November 2016

    Peru invites UN and IACHR specialists to visit the sites of oil spills

    Justice Minister Marisol Pérez Tello revealed in a radio interview for IdeeleRadio that the government has extended an official invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxic Waste, Baskut Tuncak, and to representatives of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), to visit the sites of the oil spills in the Amazon.

  • 27 November 2016

    Experts share views on climate change and the problem of water scarcity

    An international meeting was held in Lima on 23 November to discuss ways of defending the use of increasingly scarce water by vulnerable communities. The meeting drew experts from Argentina and Colombia as well as representatives from communities across the Peruvian Andes.

  • 20 November 2016

    Fire strikes twice

    On 17 November a fire broke out in one of the cinemas at the Larcomar shopping mall in Miraflores. Four people were killed and several were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

ANALYSIS

  • . 27 November 2016

    Nadine Heredia's FAO posting causes ructions

    On 24 November, Nadine Heredia, the former first lady, travelled to Geneva to take up a posting with the United Nations Food Programme. In Peru, the reaction was immediate. Not only did many politicians demand she return to Lima but even the foreign ministry requested her post be rescinded.

  • . 27 November 2016

    Rio Blanco returns to the front line

    An agreement appears to have been reached between the Peruvian government and the Chinese Xiamen Zijin Investment Development Corporation to push ahead with the development phase of Rio Blanco. This is potentially one of the world’s biggest copper mines, but it has met with consistent opposition from the highland communities of northern Piura region.

  • . 27 November 2016

    Some good news from Espinar?

    A long-running issue in the field of mining and human rights has taken what may be a significant step forward. Senior government officials appear to have agreed to building health facilities in Espinar to deal with problems arising from mining there.

  • . 20 November 2016

    APEC and the festival of globalisation

    The APEC summit in Lima, which took place on 19-20 November, brought together leaders from around the world, reflecting rather different traditions of capitalism. For President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the summit was a golden opportunity to be seen hob-nobbing with world leaders and to reassert both his core beliefs in the virtues of international business integration and the need to bin harmful regulatory obstacles to the free-flow of capital.

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  • 09 September 2016

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    “Human Rights and Development under PPK”
    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL
    5 November 2016
    11am – 5pm

     

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2015/2016

    The PSG's annual report for 2015/2016 is now available. Thanks to all our members for their continued support throughout the year. See what your subscriptions have helped to fund by clicking on the link below.

  • 08 May 2013

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  • 14 June 2013

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  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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