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  • 28 May 2017

    Toledo emerges from the shadows

    Last week, an unrepentant ex-president Alejandro Toledo emerged back into the limelight from the shadows where he has lurked ever since the Peruvian authorities launched extradition proceedings against him at the beginning of February.

  • 28 May 2017

    PSG event on forced sterilisation

    On the evening of Wednesday 21 June, Esperanza Guayama, president of the Association of Forcefully Sterilised Women from the region of Huancabamba in Piura, will be attending an event jointly organised by the Peru Support Group, Amnesty International and the University of Kent. This will take place at Amnesty International House in London, probably at 5.30pm.

  • 21 May 2017

    Responsibility for land use regulation shifted to Council of Ministers

    Ordenamiento territorial, or land use regulation, has moved to the centre-stage of land policy, with infrastructure and mining projects threatening existing land rights and livelihoods. The lack of a clearly-defined demarcation of land use is a permanent source of conflict, while investors seek guarantees as to secure access to the concessions they are granted.

  • 21 May 2017

    Unions resist labour market liberalisation moves

    The National Federation of Miners, Metallurgy and Steelworkers, meeting in Lima last week, voted in favour of a national strike next month in opposition to the government’s proposals to further liberalise the labour market.

ANALYSIS

  • . 28 May 2017

    A bad week for PPK

    It has not been a good week for the Kuczynski administration. Faced with the possibility of being censured in Congress, Transport and Communications Minister Martín Vizcarra tendered his resignation on 22 May. This followed the publication of a highly critical report by the Comptroller-General’s office on the addendum to the Chinchero airport contract.

  • . 28 May 2017

    Affidavit brings new insights into illegal corporate gold trading

    On 18 May, a high-level delegation, including Peru’s attorney general, the head of the judiciary, the finance minister and the US ambassador, overflew the key area of illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios. They sought to observe the most visible dimension of abuse: the environmental damage from illegal gold mining. The other end of the gold mining saga – and crucial to its control - is how illegal gold gets fed into the international gold market, in the process laundering it into ‘clean’ gold. In March 2017 Bloomberg described many of the mechanisms.

  • . 28 May 2017

    Odebrecht scandal brings new names to light

    Every week brings further evidence to light in the chain of corruption stemming from the activities of Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant.

  • . 28 May 2017

    EU reaffirms commitment to indigenous rights

    On 15 May, the Council of the European Union adopted its Council Conclusions on Indigenous Peoples, which adheres to the Joint Staff Working Document “Implementing EU External Policy on Indigenous Peoples” published in October 2016 by the European Commission.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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