LATEST NEWS

  • 08 August 2015

    Peru adopts draconian cell-phone regulations

    The Humala administration has recently passed legislation by executive decree aimed at facilitating surveillance of cell-phone traffic.

  • 08 August 2015

    Matos Mar dies at 93

    It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the anthropologist José Matos Mar.

  • 02 August 2015

    El Nino threatens livelihoods over next eight months

    The El Niño climate phenomenon affecting Peru started in March; it should peak around Christmas, petering out by March next year.

  • 02 August 2015

    ONPE warns that time is running out

    The head of ONPE (the entity in charge of the organisation of elections) has warned that the new Congress will need to debate and approve reforms to the party system in the next two weeks.

ANALYSIS

  • . 9 August 2015

    Brazil bribery scandal threatens to overflow into Peru

    New information has come to light about the activities of Brazilian construction and engineering companies in Peru and the methods used to secure contracts there.

  • . 8 August 2015

    Oil: future unclear for Block 192

    The largest source of oil in Peru, Block 192, previously referred to as Block 1AB, still has no clear future.

  • . 2 August 2015

    Damp squib

    There was a time when Fiestas Patrias, the anniversary of Peru’s independence from Spain, was a moment for political fire-crackers. Not so this time, or for that matter in any of the annual set-piece State of the Union speeches by President Ollanta Humala since 2011.

  • . 26 July 2015

    Lords hosts public meeting on human rights and access to justice in Peru

    On Tuesday 7 July the Peru Support Group (PSG) and Cafod, the Catholic development agency organised a meeting held at the House of Lords.

Featured Notices

  • 30 June 2015

    Invitation to meeting 'Defending Human Rights in Peru'

    Tuesday 7 July, 11.15am - 1.00pm
    Committee Room 2A, House of Lords, Westminster

    YOU NEED TO RSVP THE INVITATION

  • 30 October 2014

    Annual Report: 2013/2014

    The PSG's annual report for 2013/2014 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

    Membership discount

    A 10% discount is now available on annual membership fees for all supporters who pay by standing order. For further details of the benefits of membership and information on how to join please click on the link below.

  • 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.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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