• 24 February 2018

    Fujimori to stand trial anew?

    Alberto Fujimori may stand trial for his part in the killings at Pativilca, nothwithstanding the pardon given to him by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last December.

  • 24 February 2018

    Southern gets the go-ahead for Michiquillay

    Southern Peru Copper, a division of the Mexican multinational Grupo México, has been awarded the contract to develop and exploit the Michiquillay mine in Cajamarca. Southern currently has two large mines, Toquepala and Cuajone, in Southern Peru, along with a copper smelter at Ilo.

  • 17 February 2018

    Growing protest looms over Southern's push on Tia Maria

    Southern Copper is pushing hard to obtain its social licence and with it the permission to go ahead this year with the giant Tía María copper project.

  • 17 February 2018

    Economic growth slows

    In 2017, Peru’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.5%, according to figures published last week by the national statistics office (INEI). This is the slowest rate of growth since 2014.


  • . 24 February 2018

    Hanging by a thread

    Will he stay? Will he go? The next two weeks should make clear whether or not President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski remains in office. Lima pundits blow hot and cold. A major determinant of Kuczynski’s fate will be the evidence provided by Jorge Barrata, due to be offered up on 27 and 28 February.

  • . 24 February 2018

    Letter voices concern over land grabbing in Ucayali

    Thirty eight international and national civil society organisations co-signed an urgent letter to the Peruvian authorities expressing deep concern at the increasingly dangerous situation faced by community leaders and their families of the community of Santa Clara of Uchunya. This is caused by illegal and aggressive land-grabbing in and around their territory.

  • . 24 February 2018

    Indigenous communities fear new hydrocarbons bill

    A proposed law before Congress to regulate investment in the hydrocarbon sector is currently causing concern among indigenous groups vulnerable to oil development.

  • . 17 February 2018

    Premier threatens to block Maduro visit

    Prime Minister Mercedes Aráoz’s announcement that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be physically blocked from attending April’s hemispheric summit in Lima further ramps up Peru’s defiant posture in relation to Venezuela.

Featured Notices

  • 16 September 2017

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference, AGM and EGM

    Conference: “Criminalisation of protest in Peru'

    Guest speaker via Skype Mirtha Vásquez (Grufides, Cajamarca). Workshop panels will address the current political situation in Peru, human rights defenders and their predicament, women activists and development, land grabs and land rights in Amazonia and the future of education reforms

    AGM: Annual Report, election of officers
    EGM: Proposal to apply again to be a charity.

    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU
    14 October 2017
    Registration starts 10.30am (not 10am as previously stated)


  • 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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