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  • 11 November 2018

    Trade balance benefits from copper price rise

    According to figures published last week by the Central Bank, the value of Peru’s exports rose by 11.5% in the first three quarters of 2018 against the same period last year. The most dynamic sector was the mining industry.

  • 11 November 2018

    Chavarry under fire

    In spite of unrelenting pressure from nearly all quarters, the controversial chief public prosecutor (Fiscal de la Nación), Gonazlo Chávarry, continues in post with the support of the Fujimoristas who want to prevent investigations against him in Congress going any further. In the past week, he attempted to clear his name in an interview with CNN, but did not emerge with much credit.

  • 01 November 2018

    How subsidiary state institutions can make their voice heard

    Much has been written about the role of social mobilisation in putting limits on what extractive industries can do, but much less on how subsidiary institutions in countries like Peru work to impose constraints. A recently published study by Maria-Therese Gustafsson and Martin Scurrah looks at the way in which Peru’s Environment Ministry has managed to prevail over other more powerful state institutions (like the Ministry of Energy and Mines) through strategic alliances with other actors in civil society.

  • 01 November 2018

    Women and girls bear the greatest burden in climate change

    Recent research by the Canadian IDRC and the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, published in June, documents the ways in which women are particularly vulnerable to the problems brought about by climate change. Of four case studies, three are from Peru: Iquitos, the Amazon delta region and the Cumbaza basin.

ANALYSIS

  • . 11 November 2018

    Alan Garcia decries 'coup'

    Alan Garcia has grown accustomed to tweeting his way into Peruvian politics from the relative safety of Madrid. But his latest claim that Peru is suffering a coup d’etat at the hands of President Vizcarra has rebounded against him at a moment when his role in the Odebrecht corruption affair is coming under growing scrutiny.

  • . 11 November 2018

    Some progress at Block 192; but much still to be done

    An optimistic post issued by Oxfam America and co-authored by Oxfam Peru considers “a small victory” the September agreement signed by the four indigenous federations representing the Amazonian communities affected by oil exploration in Block 192. The agreement commits the government to making prior consultation part of the contracting process when the current contract comes up for renewal in September 2019.

  • . 1 November 2018

    Pérez's quest for evidence

    Pérez was assigned the case in September 2017. He really got started when, in November that year, he received evidence that Marcelo Odebrecht had written in a notebook “raise Keiko to 500”. Jorge Barata, Odebrecht’s man in Lima, then confirmed he had given 1 million dollars for her 2011 presidential campaign.
    Pérez then looked into the information officially lodged with the electoral authorities and found that the numbers did not add up. When he started to interrogate those who claimed to have donated money to the party, he discovered many had not given any money and that in many cases they could have not have afforded to have done so.

  • . 1 November 2018

    Alan García exonerated by congressional commission

    The congressional committee investigating the Lava Jato corruption scandal has exonerated former president Alan García from accusations of corruption during his second presidency (2006-15). The committee is dominated by members of Congress from APRA and the Fujimorista Fuerza Popular (FP).

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  • 23 September 2018

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    The state of human rights in Peru
    15 December 2018
    UCL Global Governance Institute, 29 – 31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

    Registration and coffee start at 10:00. Conference to start at 10:30

    Members and Concessions £10, non-members £15

    Please register your attendance by 1st December emailing coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk to register.

    A detailed programme will be distributed soon.

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    Annual Report: 2016/2017

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  • 14 June 2013

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  • 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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