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  • 20 August 2016

    Ni una menos: not a woman less, not another death

    On Saturday 13 August, a historic rally was held in Lima, several other cities in Peru and, indeed, among Peruvian communities abroad. Some claim that as many as 500,000 people took to the streets of Lima, marching to the Palace of Justice. Even the president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was there; the city was overtaken by the sheer amount of people who came together to show their solidarity for women who have been abused and who have been refused redress in the courts.

  • 20 August 2016

    Mining-led growth

    According to the National Statistics Institute last week, the Peruvian economy expanded by 4.1% in the first half year (on the same period of 2015). In the whole of 2015, growth was 3.3%.

  • 29 July 2016

    Business cabinet

    It may be of interest to readers to look at the opinion piece which Francisco Durand has written for Convoca in which he challenges the idea that the cabinet is made up of ‘independents’.

  • 29 July 2016

    Forced sterilisations case shelved

    On 27 July, just before the end of the last day of the Humala administration, the long-awaited ruling over the case of forced sterilisations was announced. The public prosecutor announced that the case would be shelved (archivado).

ANALYSIS

  • . 20 August 2016

    Parliament or president: who rules?

    The strong vote of confidence by Congress on 19 August in the cabinet of Fernando Zavala, Peru’s new prime minister, is but the first of probably many hurdles that the Kuczynski administration will need to clear in what promises to be a troubled relationship between the legislature and the executive over the next five years.

  • . 20 August 2016

    Zavala's speech: culture at the centre of policy

    Prime Minister Fernando Zavala has promised that his cabinet will place culture centre stage. In his first speech to Congress on 18 August, he vowed to ensure that the culture ministry is properly funded and that the government would promote culture, not only protecting Peru’s historical legacy but also funding new cultural initiatives.

  • . 20 August 2016

    Supreme Court finds in favour of Fujimori

    Lawyers for former president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a lengthy sentence for corruption and human rights violation, are jubilant at the verdict of the Supreme Court which, on 16 August, found Fujimori not guilty of using public money to fund the gutter press in the build-up to the 2000 elections. The public prosecutor’s office (fiscalía) had demanded an eight-year sentence.

  • . 20 August 2016

    Report: 'Towards a New Vision for Mining in Peru in 2030'

    An important document under this title was presented at the ‘Congreso Internacional de Relacones Comunitarias’ held in Lima 17-19 August. The document comprises two parts: first a ‘vision statement’ prepared by the Driving Group, and second a first-rate, comprehensive and concise background paper on mining and its prospects in Peru prepared by the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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  • 25 October 2015

    Report on Annual Conference 17 October 2015

    The meeting included talk by guest speaker Martin Scurrah on oil and gas in the Amazon and four workshops (EU and advocacy through the PEP; Elites and Policy in Peru; Peru elections April2016; Gender and Ethnicity).

    Documentation on these activites are included in the download.

  • 14 October 2015

    Annual Report: 2014/2015

    The PSG's annual report for 2014/2015 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

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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.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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