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  • 05 August 2017

    A year of environmental policy: little to celebrate

    To mark President Kuczynski’s first year in office, the influential NGO, Cooperacción, looks back at a year of environmental policy-making and finds few reasons to celebrate. The core of the government’s approach to stimulating mining investment appears to be the reduction of standards and controls.

  • 05 August 2017

    Water shock ahead

    One of the main promises made by President Kuczynski on taking office was to ensure that all Peruvians, no matter what their circumstances, would have access to mains water and sewerage by 2021: ‘water’ would be the headline achievement of his administration. As his second year dawns, the promise is being dusted down having been largely ignored over the previous twelve months.

  • 05 August 2017

    National mineworkers' strike mediated

    The member unions of the National Federation of Mining Workers initiated their long-heralded national strike on 19 July. After three days, the labour minister and the Federation agreed on a special commission to analyse the unions’ concerns. Miners have accordingly returned to work.

  • 05 August 2017

    New ambassador to London

    Susana de la Puente is to be the new Peruvian ambassador to London. She was a keen supporter of President Kuczynski in last year’s presidential election.

ANALYSIS

  • . 5 August 2017

    Kuczynski's speech: better things to come?

    At Peru’s Independence Day celebrations, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski summed up what many think: “Peruvians do not want more promises,” he said “they want results”. However, promises were by no means absent: the Peruvian economy, which will grow by 2.8% this year, will reach 4% next, the president claimed. With all the negatives from his first year behind him, Kuczynski made out that his second year will be a lot better.

  • . 5 August 2017

    The Humalas' imprisonment: a case of double standards?

    On 4 August, the appeal judge reviewing the case of the imprisonment of former president Ollanta Humala and first lady Nadine Heredia rejected the appeal lodged by the Humalas’ lawyers. They will remain in prison.

  • . 5 August 2017

    Indigenous organisations struggle to get their voices heard on remediation

    The indigenous federations representing the communities of various river basins in Loreto are doing their utmost to get community voices heard, given 45 years of trampled rights, with land titles blocked, protest criminalised, communities divided

  • . 16 July 2017

    Further rifts divide Peru's parties

    It was the week of splintering parties. Both APRA and the left saw rifts confirmed, rifts that had much more to do with personal struggles for power than any ideological differences.

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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.

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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. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

  • 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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