• 10 April 2017

    Environmental and social abuse continues in informal gold production

    Informal gold mining in the Selva continues, visibly ‘eroding river banks’ and ‘turn[ing] the water brown, orange and even a light blue’. The government’s main effort at regulation so far has consisted of reducing the complexity of registering; the new law in March reduced the required federal permits from six to three.

  • 10 April 2017

    Happy Easter

    The PSG wishes all its readers a very happy time at this season.
    Our next Newsletter will be published the weekend 29/30 April.


  • 10 April 2017

    Unions continue pressure in the copper sector

    The striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan’s copper mine in the department of Arequipa finally accepted the company’s offer of improved family health benefits and an earlier date for the payment of their share of profits. The 1300 employees returned to work on 31 March after 18 days on strike.

  • 10 April 2017

    A date for your diary

    John Crabtree and Francisco Durand will be launching their new book, entitled 'Peru: Elite Power and Political Capture', on Tuesday 16 May at 5pm at the Latin American Centre, Saint Antony's College, Oxford, and at the Institute for Latin American Studies, University College London in Gordon Square on Friday 19 May at 5.30pm.


  • . 10 April 2017

    Fujimoristas continue to champion the conservative agenda

    Continuing with the agenda they have been promoting as a political party since becoming a majority in Congress the Fujimoristas have attacked the Legislative Decree DL 1323. The decree had been passed to protect women, children and members of the LGBTQ community from abuse.

  • . 10 April 2017

    Letter from Puno

    The Sunday market in Ilave brings farmers and traders from all over the southern Altiplano, a gathering that fills the town centre with brightly coloured plastic awnings. It looks like a fairly good agricultural year, following months of rain. The Altiplano is green, the crops plentiful, and the landscape full of yellow and orange flowers. But appearances can be deceptive: Puno is one of the poorest areas of Peru.

  • . 10 April 2017

    Judicial ruling affirms the right to free, prior and informed consent in a historic decision

    On 28 March, the Fourth Constitutional Court in Lima ruled in favour of an appeal brought forward in August 2014 by Indigenous awajún and wampi organizations, in relation to the licencing of oil exploration and exploitation activities in Lote 116.

  • . 3 April 2017

    PSG Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review

    The PSG has submitted to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) our assessment of some of the most pressing human rights concerns in the country. The UPR is a State-driven process where each Member State has the opportunity to talk about their human rights record.This year, Peru (and many other countries) will be assessed in November.

Featured Notices

  • 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.

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  • 14 June 2013

    Membership discount

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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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