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  • 16 July 2017

    Measures to tackle illegal gold mining, human slavery and environmental damage

    A massive police operation took place over four days, 3-6 July, against illegal gold mining in the national reserve of Tambopata, Madre de Dios. It is the largest such operation yet undertaken by this government. Three camps were the central target.

  • 16 July 2017

    UN wants Peru to pause Block 192 contract renewal

    The UN special rapporteur on toxic waste and the rapporteur on indigenous peoples, issued a joint press release on 13 July, requesting the Peruvian government to refrain from further negotiations with potential bidders for the contract to exploit Block 192 in the Amazon jungle.

  • 10 July 2017

    Sibling rivalry among the Fujimorists muddies the political waters

    The rift between Keiko and Kenji Fujimori has continued to widen. The issue that has divided the two most is that of their father, Alberto Fujimori. Two months ago, Keiko blocked an initiative in Congress that might have led to the liberation of the former president. Kenji is now trying to engineer a deal with the government by which his father would receive a presidential pardon.

  • 01 July 2017

    Las Malvinas fire: a case of modern-day slavery

    The devastating fire at Las Malvinas in Lima on 22 June showcased the terrible labour practises that led to the death of three young men. It brought to light the general lack of attention paid to working conditions by both national and municipal authorities.

ANALYSIS

  • . 16 July 2017

    Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia jailed

    In a bold and unprecedented move on13 July, the public prosecutor’s office demanded the imprisonment of the former president and first lady to prevent the possibility of them fleeing the country. The following day they were both taken into custody for a maximum period of 18 months, and are now in prison.

  • . 16 July 2017

    Further rifts divide Peru's parties

    It was the week of splintering parties. Both APRA and the left saw rifts confirmed, rifts that had much more to do with personal struggles for power than any ideological differences.

  • . 10 July 2017

    Rural communities meet to discuss solutions to water scarcity

    The holding of a conference to debate alternatives which would help those at the bottom of the heap with respect to water is an important initiative. ‘Water Doesn’t Come out of the Tap: Look Upstream’ was the title of the get-together of small-scale rural water users from all over Peru, and it took place last week from 5 to 7 July in Lima.

  • . 10 July 2017

    Ombudsman report points to deficiencies in control of illegal deforestation

    The expansion of palm oil and cacao production in the Amazon has been giving grave cause for concern in recent years. So the report on the impact of such crops on deforestation just issued by the Ombudsman’s office (Defensoría del Pueblo) is of considerable significance.

Featured Notices

  • 09 September 2016

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    “Human Rights and Development under PPK”
    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL
    5 November 2016
    11am – 5pm

     

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2015/2016

    The PSG's annual report for 2015/2016 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

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    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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