• 10 December 2018

    Second round gubernatorial contests

    Elections were also held on 9 December for 15 regional governorships where these had not been defined in the first round in October.

  • 10 December 2018

    New justice president raises concerns

    On 6 December, members of the Supreme Court elected a new president of the judiciary, José Luis Lecaros.

  • 01 December 2018

    PSG Annual Conference 2018

    15 December 2018
    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

    Registration and coffee start at 10:30am; conference starts at 11:00am. Members and concessions £10, non-members £15. If possible, register your attendance in advance to

  • 01 December 2018

    Oil expansion and conflict in Loreto

    On 28 November, the government announced the approval of the development of Block 95, an oil project in Loreto already producing some 1,000 barrels a day as part of the exploration programme conducted by the Calgary-based company PetroTal.


  • . 10 December 2018

    Labour minister resignation betokens cabinet changes

    Christian Sánchez resigned as labour minister on 7 December, paving the way for cabinet changes. He did so following weeks of rumours that he disagreed with President Vizcarra’s proposals for labour reform.

  • . 10 December 2018

    Referendum result: Yes, Yes, Yes, No

    The results from the referendums on 9 December were in line with what was widely expected and represent support for the positions adopted by President Martín Vizcarra. There were large majorities for the proposal to introduce the Junta Nacional de Justicia (JNJ), replacing the discredited Consejo Nacional de la Magistratura (CNM), the body charged with appointing and dismissing both judges and public prosecutors (fiscales).

  • . 10 December 2018

    Alan García's fall from grace

    Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez’s rejection of Alan García’s request for political asylum is yet another serious blow to the political pretensions of Peru’s twice former president; it could well be the prelude for him to end up in jail, like his ally Keiko Fujimori. García left the residence of the Uruguayan ambassador in San Isidro on 3 December.

  • . 1 December 2018

    CADE joins the corruption chorus

    On 28 November, the annual conference of business executives (CADE) kicked off in the tourist town of Paracas, near Ica. Taking its cue from the political climate described above, the headline concern was what the private sector could do to reduce corruption in public life.

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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 to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2016/2017

    The PSG's annual report for 2016/2017 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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