NEWS

  • UK review of anti-corruption law praised

    17 June 2018

    Global Witness has welcomed the recent British government endorsement to the 2015 anti-corruption law, which had been under review. Global Witness and other civil society actors are now calling on decision-makers in the United States and the EU to take note.

  • New Economy Minister: will he pursue tax reform?

    10 June 2018

    Carlos Oliva was sworn in on 7 June to replace David Tuesta as minister of economy and finance.

  • Kenji Fujimori suspended, but not ousted

    10 June 2018

    On 6 June, members of Congress decided to suspend Kenji Fujimori, Bienvenido Ramírez and Guillermo Bocángel while the judiciary investigates alleged vote-buying

  • Disappearing glaciers: how long will they last?

    10 June 2018

    The Instituto Nacional de Investigación de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña (INAIGEM) has just published a book which provides a timeline as to the likely survival of Peru’s main glaciers

  • Gustavo Gutierrez at 90

    10 June 2018

    Gustavo Gutiérrez, the famed author of ‘A Theology of Liberation’ celebrated his 90th birthday on 8 June. Gustavo

  • Peru under pressure from OECD on regulating financial flows

    03 June 2018

    Peru’s cooperatives are the weak link in the financial system when it comes to controlling flows of illicit money. For this reason, there have been strenuous attempts in recent weeks to bring these entities under the supervision of the Superintendency of Banks and Insurance (SBS).

  • States of emergency criticised in southern Peru

    03 June 2018

    On 14 May, the president of the Regional Council of Apurímac, Evelin Cavero Contreras, submitted a legal popular demand (demanda de acción popular) against the renewal of the state of emergency along the mining corridor in the provinces of Cuzco, Arequipa and Apurímac.

  • Anibal Quijano (1928-2018)

    03 June 2018

    It is with sadness that we note the death of Anibal Quijano, one of Latin America’s most distinguished sociologists.

  • Tullow deal sparks controversy

    20 May 2018

    The Kuczynski administration’s award of five concessions to the Irish company Tullow Oil on the very day that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned as president has sparked controversy.

  • Indigenous women study their rights

    20 May 2018

    A small but important human rights initiative occurred on 8-9 May in Tambobamba where the first meting of the 'Escuela de Mujeres de Cotabambas' took place.

  • 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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