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  • . 26 July 2015

    Election Year

    On Tuesday July 28, President Ollanta Humala will give his final message to Congress and the nation. Humala, who is constitutionally barred from standing for re-election in 2016, enters is his last year a much-weakened figure.

  • . 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.

  • . 26 July 2015

    Evidence emerges of chronic regulatory weakness in oil and gas industries

    Convoca has produced a worrying report on possible environmental damage in the oil and gas sector. They discovered last year that OEFA inherited a time-bomb when it assumed its monitoring role in 2011.

  • . 11 July 2015

    The Humala presidency in perspective: plus ca change ...

    Elected president four years ago in June 2011, Ollanta Humala promised what he called the ‘great transformation’. Many, particularly among the business elites, feared there would be a dramatic change in the business and mining-friendly economic policies. What was transformed were not the policies but the views of the president and those around him like his wife Nadine Heredia.

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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