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  • 24 September 2017

    Amnesty adds its voice to contamination claims

    In a report released this month, Amnesty International (AI) documents how communities suffer the consequences of high concentrations of toxic metals in their water supplies. The report states that the Peruvian authorities have failed in their duty to protect Indigenous communities.

  • 24 September 2017

    Cooperaccion unveils monthly data update

    Cooperacción, the Lima-based NGO which monitors mining investment has just produced its first monthly electronic mining update.

  • 16 September 2017

    Block 192 deadline passes with silence from government

    Communities living in the vicinity of Block 192 (in Loreto region) and the federations representing indigenous peoples from the four river valleys involved have issued a strongly-worded note of protest, having failed to receive any assurances from the government that their demands will be met.

  • 16 September 2017

    A date for your diary

    The Peru Support Group will be holding its annual conference on 14 October at the Institute of Global Governance, at University College London (UCL), 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU. Registration will begin at 10am. The theme of conference will be on the criminalisation of protest in Peru, and the keynote speaker will be the lawyer Mirtha Vásquez from Grufides in Cajamarca.

ANALYSIS

  • . 24 September 2017

    New cabinet welcomed by Fujimoristas

    The new cabinet appears to have improved relations between the executive and the majority Fuerza Popular (FP). Although most of the previous cabinet members were ratified in post and none of Keiko’s immediate circle was offered a cabinet seat, the new appointments have been welcomed both by leading members of FP and APRA.The cabinet will now need to pass a vote of confidence in Congress on 10 October.

  • . 24 September 2017

    Investment, investment, investment...

    Investment has become the familiar mantra of Peru’s technocratic economic team, and the new minister of economy and finance, Claudia Cooper, is no different from her predecessors in proclaiming the new dawn for Peruvian mining.

  • . 24 September 2017

    APRA: how the mighty are fallen

    APRA, the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, last week celebrated the 87 anniversary of its founding as a political party. But today’s party is but a pale reflection of what the party used to stand for. Far from being ‘popular’ and ‘revolutionary’, or even ‘American’, it has become a narrow, conservative clique with scant support in society.

  • . 16 September 2017

    New study on Las Bambas and Huaquira

    A new study looks into mining conflict covering Madagascar, Tanzania and Bolivia as well as Peru. It provides a good understanding of the context in which mining conflicts have developed in Peru generally as well as in the case of Las Bambas.

Featured Notices

  • 16 September 2017

    Peru Support Group Annual 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, and the future of education reforms

    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU
    14 October 2017
    Registration starts 10am

     

  • 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

    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.

  • 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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