• 19 November 2015

    Defensoria welcomes IACHR verdict, deplores government inaction

    On 16 November, the Peruvian Ombudsman welcomed the verdict of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) on a case of the forced disappearance of 15 people in Santa Barbara, Ayacucho.

  • 19 November 2015

    Brazil dam burst may have implications for Antamina

    The burst of two tailings dams in Brazil earlier this month led to the tragic loss of at least six lives, huge mud slips and a plume of mine waste travelling several hundred kilometres downstream. It has led BHP one of the companies involved to launch a re-think of corporate governance arrangements. This may affect its Antimina mine in Peru.

  • 14 November 2015

    University law upheld

    On 11 November the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) finally upheld the Law on Universities.

  • 14 November 2015

    New national park, Sierra del Divisor

    Onn 8 November President Humala enacted legislation creating the huge (1.4 million hectare) Sierra del Divisor park on the borders between Ucayali and Loreto regions in the Peruvian Amazon


  • . 19 November 2015

    Congressional report focuses on drug impacts on politics

    The congressional report into the influence of drug trafficking on politics was published this week. The commission points to the way in which two political parties that are contending the forthcoming elections, have at various points been tainted by ties to drug trafficking.

  • . 14 November 2015

    Malecon extravaganza

    If politics and mining have exhausted you, then this is for you!

  • . 14 November 2015

    Alberto Fujimori pitches into presidential campaign

    Keiko Fujimori repeats the message that it is she who is running for office and not her father, but events this week have shown that she is still very much under his shadow and that he and his entourage still play an important role within her political organisation.

  • . 14 November 2015

    Reflections on the mining boom

    What has mining brought Peru? This is the question posed by a new publication by Grupo Propuesta Ciudadano launched on 10 November.

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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

    Shop online and raise money for the PSG

    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!


  • 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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