LATEST NEWS

  • 01 May 2016

    Fujimorismo wins big in Congress

    The ONPE, the institution responsible for administering elections in Peru, has been slow at providing complete figures for the congressional elections. It had still not finished the count at the end of last week. However, the distribution of seats between parties in the news Congress, which will assemble at the end of July, is clear.

  • 24 April 2016

    The nexus between organised crime and illegal gold mining

    A report published explores the nexus in Latin America between organised crime and illegal gold. It sees the activity as an easy source of money laundering and corruption and fertile ground for human rights abuse, especially forced labour, sex trafficking, environmental destruction and displacement of populations.

  • 24 April 2016

    Prize for Maxima Acuna de Chaupe

    The Peruvian farmer and grassroots leader, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, was one of six people honoured this week with the world’s most prestigious prize for environmental activism, the Goldman Environmental Prize for 2016.

  • 17 April 2016

    The Left makes gains in Cajamarca, under improbable circumstances

    Gregorio Santos, a candidate for the Direct Democracy party, was the clear winner in the first round of elections in Cajamarca, achieving 36.5% of the popular vote, to Keiko Fujimori’s 32.3%. What makes this result particularly remarkable is that Santos has been inside the maximum security Ancón 1 prison for two years on remand awaiting judgement on corruption charges.

ANALYSIS

  • . 1 May 2016

    And what is Fujimorismo today?

    The electoral advance of the Fuerza Popular in the 10 April elections raises the question – a key topic in the ongoing fight for the presidency – as to what Fujimorismo is 16 years on from the collapse of the regime of Alberto Fujimori in 2000.

  • . 1 May 2016

    Battle lines drawn

    In the three weeks since the first round, both Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori are attempting to delineate their battle lines. Both have tried to present themselves as having some ideas in common with the Frente Amplio that nearly made it into the run-off.

  • . 1 May 2016

    Education programmes

    The battle between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for the second round in June highlights the need for close scrutiny of their policies in fields other than those that have tended to predominate: economic management, fighting insecurity and tackling corruption. Education is an issue that tends to be left aside in the public debates so far.

  • . 24 April 2016

    Inter-American Commission considers Tintaya complaints

    On 8 April, in Washington, representatives of indigenous and human rights organizations attended a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the ‘Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Campesino Communities in Espinar, Cusco, Peru’.

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  • 25 October 2015

    Report on Annual Conference 17 October 2015

    The meeting included talk by guest speaker Martin Scurrah on oil and gas in the Amazon and four workshops (EU and advocacy through the PEP; Elites and Policy in Peru; Peru elections April2016; Gender and Ethnicity).

    Documentation on these activites are included in the download.

  • 14 October 2015

    Annual Report: 2014/2015

    The PSG's annual report for 2014/2015 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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