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  • 16 February 2019

    Partido Morado clinches official recognition

    The so-called Purple Party (Partido Morado), led by Julio Guzmán, appears to have successfully raised enough signatures to register as a political party.

  • 16 February 2019

    Agreement signed under which Odebrecht reveals more

    After several months of negotiations, an agreement was finally signed on 15 February between the Prosecutor’s Office (Ministerio Público) and the Brazilian company Odebrecht to provide crucial information with respect to corruption in Peru.

  • 16 February 2019

    Petroperu to face large bill for remediation in the Amazon

    Environmental and health remediation costs are set to soar as Petroperú prepares to take over Block 192 in northern Amazonia in September on a 40-year concession. This will follow a prior consultation process in progress with the largely indigenous population.

  • 10 February 2019

    Forestry initiatives will stimulate debate as to means and ends

    In an effort to stimulate sustainable timber production, restore degraded land, and improve information on the country’s diminishing timber reserves, the Forestry Service (SERFOR), a dependency of the Ministry of Agriculture, has announced pilot initiatives.

ANALYSIS

  • . 16 February 2019

    Rains bring massive damage to southern Peru

    This year’s extreme weather conditions in the Andes – avalanches and flooding – are not so much in the north of Peru (as in 2017) but more in the south. The worst hit areas appear to be in Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna. The numbers affected rose through the course of last week as homes were washed away and basic infrastructure (like roads and bridges) destroyed.

  • . 16 February 2019

    Castillo's appointment a welcome change

    Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne offered his resignation as Archbishop of Lima. Bishops are obliged to offer their resignation at 75 under Canon Law. On 25 January, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio, a Lima diocesan priest and theology professor at the Catholic University (PUCP).

  • . 10 February 2019

    Indefinite strike under way at La Corona, Cajamarca

    South African gold miner Gold Fields, producing at the La Corona mine in Hualgayoc, faces an indefinite strike as of 6 February. Strike action has been threatened since December by the five principal social organisations in the province. The decision was taken after dialogue with ministers failed to reach a solution.

  • . 10 February 2019

    The Construction Club

    Both officials at the transport and communications ministry and executives within the construction industry will wait with bated breath to see what will be revealed as two members of the so-called ‘Construction Club’ (Club de la Construcción) prepare to spill the beans on how construction contracts have been awarded over the last two decades

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  • 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 coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk 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

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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.

  • 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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