LATEST NEWS

  • 16 December 2014

    COP-20 results 'underwhelming'

    Despite two weeks of solid negotiations and a 25-hour extension at the end, the agreements reached at the COP-20 climate change summit proved decidedly underwhelming.

  • 16 December 2014

    Human rights anniversary

    Thirty years have passed since the massacre of Putis on 13 December 1984, a crime that remains unpunished.

  • 10 December 2014

    Anglo American backs out

    The giant Anglo American mining corporation, the world’s fourth largest, announced last week that it is withdrawing from the Michiquillay copper project in Cajamarca.

  • 26 November 2014

    Fujimori to remain in jail

    Peru’s Supreme Court voted unanimously on November 24 to turn down an application by the lawyers acting for former president Alberto Fujimori to revise the sentence he received in March 2009.The Court said there was no legal basis for the revision.

ANALYSIS

  • . 10 Dec 2014

    Second round regional elections: reading the runes

    Trying to draw conclusions from the results of second round elections for regional presidencies in 14 out of 25 regions presents difficulties.

  • . 10 Dec 2014

    Agroindustry and the (mis)use of water in Ica

    For years agroindustries – notably those producing asparagus – have been draining the water resources of Ica, to the detriment of small-scale agricultural producers

  • . 8 Dec 2014

    Amnesty survey on torture

    As part of its campaign against torture, Amnesty International has released a global survey on attitudes to torture.

  • . 29 November 2014

    Regional Elections in Puno

    With only days to go before the 7 December second round of regional elections, one of the most interesting contests is taking place in Puno, in the south-east of the country on the border with Bolivia.

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  • 30 October 2014

    Annual Report: 2013/2014

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  • 08 May 2013

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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. 

  • 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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