NEWS

  • 'Mapping' human rights violations

    30 August 2015

    The Justice Ministry announced on August 26 that it intends to organise a series of regional dialogues to evaluate the human rights situation on the ground in Peru.

  • Block 192: conflict imminent over government award to Canadian company

    30 August 2015

    The contract to exploit Block 192 expired at the end of August and the government has apparently signed a contract with a Canadian firm, Pacific Stratus Energy.

  • Peru exposed to Chinese slowdown

    30 August 2015

    The stock market malaise in China, the devaluation of the Chinese currency and the general slowdown in growth there spell severe problems for the Peruvian economy.

  • Protest at La Oroya: jobs v environment.

    30 August 2015

    Protests by unions resumed this week over the continued closure of the Doe Run smelter at La Oroya, on grounds of its severe pollution record.

  • Peru adopts draconian cell-phone regulations

    08 August 2015

    The Humala administration has recently passed legislation by executive decree aimed at facilitating surveillance of cell-phone traffic.

  • Matos Mar dies at 93

    08 August 2015

    It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the anthropologist José Matos Mar.

  • Peru no longer in pole position

    02 August 2015

    Peru this year is set to be eleventh in the league table of the region’s economies if the latest figures from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) are to be believed.

  • No rise in minimum wage without Tia Maria

    02 August 2015

    A long anticipated rise in the minimum wage will not materialise until there is a pick-up in foreign investment, according to Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano.

  • El Nino threatens livelihoods over next eight months

    02 August 2015

    The El Niño climate phenomenon affecting Peru started in March; it should peak around Christmas, petering out by March next year.

  • ONPE warns that time is running out

    02 August 2015

    The head of ONPE (the entity in charge of the organisation of elections) has warned that the new Congress will need to debate and approve reforms to the party system in the next two weeks.

  • 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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