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.

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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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Latest News and Analysis

The Constitutional Tribunal at the centre of controversy

Predictably, the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) to uphold a writ of habeas corpus and then to order the release of Keiko Fujimori from jail proved controversial, not least so because the ruling was challenged by one of the members of the TC itself. On 3...

The firing of Petrozzi as culture minister

President Martín Vizcarra last week announced the firing of Francesco Petrozzi, the fifth minister to hold the post since Vizcarra took over from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in March 2018. If Kuczynski’s mandate is included, that makes eighth ministers since 2016. This...

Forest burning and glaciers: a new meaning to black ice?

The melting of Andean glaciers has increased recently with consequent effects on the future availability of water for humans, agriculture and indeed mining. It also contributes to the world-wide loss of glaciers. Between 2006 and 2015, 278 billion tonnes of ice were...

Canon fodder: how the money from Camisea is spent

The town of Palma Real, indeed most of the district of Echarati in Cuzco where it is situated (the province of La Convención), stands as a monument to how not to pursue development. Under the canon scheme, half of the corporate income tax derived from the Camisea...

Espinar: the opportunity for serious community consultation?

Copper and gold mining in Espinar have a long history of discord going back to state ownership under Velasco and before that when mines were in foreign hands. For years, it was Tintaya that dominated the story (later Tintaya-Antapaccay), in the hands of BHP Billiton,...

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Linda Fabiani MSP
Richard Howitt
Simon Hughes
Reverend Ed O'Connell
Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Professor William Rowe
Rosemary Thorp CBE
Wendy Tyndale

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Ana Reyes-Hurt
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Email: coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk
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