LATEST NEWS

  • 19 June 2016

    Post-election realignments

    No sooner than Pedro Pablo Kcuzynski had been confirmed as the winner of the 5 June second round, post-electoral realignments began to become clearer.

  • 19 June 2016

    Elections: the geography of voting

    With the final tally from the second round now officially complete, it becomes possible to analyse the results in a little more detail. Apart from the north-south split Kuczynski’s support appears much more solid in urban and higher-income areas while Fujimori’s is more rural and poverty-based.

  • 19 June 2016

    Petroperu admits to jungle spill

    On 9 June, Petroperú for the first time admitted responsibility for the oil spills that have affected communities in the Peruvian Amazon. It did so in a public hearing as part of the 158th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission (IACHR), held in Chile.

  • 12 June 2016

    Tia Maria protesters put on trial

    On 9 June, Manuel Rios Huamaní, aged 22, and Junior Maquera Cahuana, aged 26, appeared in court in Arequipa, accused of causing disturbances, violence, resisting the authorities and causing damage to public property.

ANALYSIS

  • . 19 June 2016

    Las Bambas: one step forward

    On 15 June, El Peruano (the official government gazette) published an important new norm governing the difficult proceedings at Las Bambas, the potentially huge Chinese-owned copper mine in Apurímac

  • . 19 June 2016

    PPK walks mining tightrope

    The coming weeks and months will be crucial for Peru's future. How will the new team work on the tension between, on the one hand, reassuring mining investors, securing new projects and confirming hesitant firms already half involved, while, on the other, reassuring communities affected by mining that their interests will be taken fully into account?

  • . 19 June 2016

    Award for Víctor Zambrano

    The work of Víctor Zambrano from the Madre de Dios region has been given international recognition last week by winning the National Geographic Award for Leadership in Conservation.

  • . 12 June 2016

    Candidates less than explicit on key social and environmental issues

    What were the key issues in the election from a social and environmental perspective? What did the two second round candidates have to say about these? What are the challenges that lie ahead for the next government?

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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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