Peru Support Group

An independent NGO that works to defend human rights, promote social inclusion and strengthen democracy

News and Analysis

We draw attention to poverty and human rights issues in Peru by providing timely news and analysis to an international network of policymakers, researchers and civil society groups.

Facts and Key Issues

Peru is a country of abundant natural resources and rich culture. Despite this, over half of the population live in poverty. Social discrimination and inequality are widespread.

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Peru Support Group is partially supported by CAFOD and occasional other contracts that we obtain. But without donors we could not continue.

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New and Archive Site: Peru Support Group 

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This new site contains only articles from about 2015. To access earlier articles select the Archive tab in the main menu and follow the instructions.

 

Latest News and Analysis

Four more out, four more in

On 13 January, President Martín Vizcarra swore in four new ministers. They are Fernando Castañeda (Justice), Susana Vilca (Energy and Mines), Carlos Lozada (Transport and Communications) and Martin Benavides (Education). They replace (in the same order), Ana Teresa...

Pope Francis issues exhortation on the Amazon

On 12 February, Pope Francis issued his “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Querida Amazonia” taking up issues raised in the final report of the Amazon Synod. PSG reported on early drafts of the final report. The new document reaffirms the importance of an ‘integral...

Economic growth down to just over 2.1% in 2019

Peru last year suffered its worst growth record in at least two decades, with GDP expanding by only 2.16%. This compares with 4% in 2016, 2.5% in 2017, and 4% in 2018. Even so, the rate was higher than in several of Peru’s neighbours. A major factor was the slowdown...

Vice-minister hints at policies for land use demarcation

New policy lines appear to be in gestation which would, if enacted, help resolve problems surrounding extractive industries and how their use of land and resources can coexist with others. Some in government appear to be thinking seriously about how such policies...

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