• 18 March 2019

    New cabinet brings gender parity

    On 10 March a new cabinet was sworn in, the second one put together by President Martín Vizcarra who will soon be a year in post. Seven new ministers were incorporated, all women, making this the second cabinet in Peru’s history to achieve gender parity.

  • 18 March 2019

    Environment Impact Assessment for Petroleum Lot 64 in Loreto sent back to the drawing board

    Hard on the heels of its rejection of the EIA for the Hidrovia megaproject reported last week, the Ministry of Environment’s national certification agency, SENACE, has now turned its attention to Geopark.

  • 11 March 2019

    Tambogrande back in the spotlight

    Proinversión, the government agency in charge of promoting and approving new investment projects, announced at the end of last month that a new US$350 million project, El Algarrobo, is under consideration.

  • 11 March 2019

    Senace criticizes the Hidrovia project, again

    On March 6, Senace (Servicio Nacional de Certificación Ambiental para las Inversiones Sostenibles) issued a new notification declaring that the Ennvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the controversial Hidrovia project (see last week’s newsletter) was void on procedural grounds.


  • . 18 March 2019

    Espinar: continuing problems with mine developments

    The NGOs Cooperacción and Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras produced articles highlighting the continuing conflict in the province of Espinar, in Cusco. Communities there are increasingly frustrated by the continued lack of effective policies to address health concerns.

  • . 18 March 2019

    The issue of human trafficking: seminar in Lima

    A seminar was held in Lima on 12 March on the issue of human trafficking. The event included regional governors and public officials. The event reflects a growing preoccupation with this abuse of human rights.

  • . 18 March 2019

    Letter from Cajamarca

    Should you be in Cajamarca and find yourself in Jirón Lima, opposite Dylon’s chicken rotisserie, you will find one of Peru’s most innovative and long-lasting development projects, and one with which the Peru Support Group has a rather special link.

  • . 11 March 2019

    Exit Villanueva as prime minister

    On 8 March, César Villanueva formally announced that he was resigning as president of the Council of Ministers. President Martín Vizcarra announced shortly afterwards that his resignation had been accepted. It remains moot whether he ‘jumped’ or was ‘pushed’ from above.

Featured Notices

  • 23 September 2018

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    The state of human rights in Peru
    15 December 2018
    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29 – 31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

    Registration and coffee start at 10:00. Conference to start at 10:30

    Members and Concessions £10, non-members £15

    Please register your attendance by 1st December emailing to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2017/2018

    The PSG's annual report for 2017/2018 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

    Shop online and raise money for the PSG

    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!


  • 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.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • 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.

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