LATEST NEWS

  • 23 November 2014

    Fair-trade Mining

    For many, the idea of fair trade and gold mining in Peru seems like a contradiction in terms. But this is not necessarily the case.

  • 15 November 2014

    Capture of Orellano; Journalist killed; No to impunity for security forces' violations

    The capture in Cali, Colombia, of Rodolfo Orellano, is an important advance in the struggle against corruption in Peru. Orellano has been now been expelled from Colombia and imprisoned in Peru.

    Fernando Raymondi, aged 22 and a trainee journalist with the weekly news magazine Caretas, was killed by unknown assailants in Cañete, south of Lima.

    Family members of victims of human rights violations by some in the security forces staged a demonstration outside the Palace of Justice on November 14.

  • 12 November 2014

    Cajamarca death brings call for an end to police impunity; WOLA calls for no revision of Fujimori verdict

    The killing of Fidel Flores in Cajamarca at the end of October has reignited the debate over whether the police force is out of control.  

    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has called for the request by Alberto Fujimori’s legal team for a revision of the former president’s sentence to be ignored

  • 14 October 2014

    POLITICS: Regional and local elections reveal deep divisions

    The results of the elections held on October 5 once again revealed deep divisions in Peru.

ANALYSIS

  • . 2 November 2014

    The next Human Rights Ombudsman:continuing delay

    Almost four years since Beatriz Merino formally stepped down as Human Rights Ombudsman in 2011, Congress has once again failed in its duty to appoint someone to this important public role.

  • . 26 October 2014

    Cajamarca's Santos and the Conga mining project

    One of the most striking victories in the recent election of regional presidents was that of Gregorio Santos in Cajamarca. He won over 50% of the vote from his prison cell, having effectively turned the regional election into a plebiscite on Conga, the giant mining project. But the elections also saw widespread victories for other candidates critical of mining projects in their areas.

  • . 18 October 2014

    Electoral tea-leaves

    It’s a year and a half to the next presidential elections. Though this may sound a long time in Peruvian politics, the main political actors are now moving into gear for the big fight in 2016, now that the municipal and regional elections are over.

  • . 28 September 2014

    State Capture or the 'Reprivada'

    With municipal and regional elections imminent, Peruvian voters may be forgiven for wondering about the value of democratic institutions in their country. What you vote for is far from being any guarantee of what you get.

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  • 30 October 2014

    Annual Report: 2013/2014

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  • 08 May 2013

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  • 14 June 2013

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  • 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.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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