LATEST NEWS

  • 18 February 2017

    Inter-Oceanic Highway goes nowhere in boosting trade

    Much in the news because of the corruption associated with the granting and amending of contracts to build the Inter-Oceanic Highway, less attention has been given to the use made of this hugely expensive infrastructure project.

  • 18 February 2017

    News from Las Bambas: tensions persist

    The five-day strike that blocked the road to port for the Las Bambas mine was called off late on Friday 10 February. But the situation remains confused and conflictual, as significant groups of the population oppose the state of emergency.

  • 18 February 2017

    Conservatives mobilise against the 'Gender Agenda'

    In the past months the debate on the teaching of gender equality in Peru has become increasingly toxic. In December, this was one of the reasons given for the build-up of opposition to the minister of education (who was subsequently forced to resign).

  • 18 February 2017

    Growth rate propped up by mining

    The INEI, the Peruvian statistics agency, has just published data for growth in 2016. The economy grew by 3.9%, slightly more than in 2015. The main reason for this relative buoyancy is attributable, almost entirely, to the huge expansion of volumes of minerals from Las Bambas and Toromocho.

ANALYSIS

  • . 18 February 2017

    Chinese mining standards come under scrutiny

    A seminar organised by the Congress (in conjunction with Cooperacción, Oxfam and IISCAL) on 17 February provided a timely opportunity to discuss the environmental and social standards applicable to Chinese investments in Peru.

  • . 18 February 2017

    Government legislative decrees may threaten indigenous land rights

    Analysis of the 112 legislative decrees passed by the executive in the 90 days leading up to 6 January have been undertakenby indigenous and human rights organisations which have assessed the implications of some of these decrees for the most vulnerable populations.

  • . 18 February 2017

    The Quipu Project

    This week we are including links to the Quipu Project, this ‘living documentary’ created by a group for people in Peru and in the United Kingdom. The project aims to provide a resource for those who were forcefully sterilised in Peru during the 1990s.

  • . 11 February 2017

    The ABC of exercising influence

    Writing in the business newspaper Gestión, Manuel Romero Caro outlines the various strategies used by Odebrecht (and probably other companies of the same ilk) in influencing government decisions in its favour.

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    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    “Human Rights and Development under PPK”
    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL
    5 November 2016
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  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2015/2016

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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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