LATEST NEWS

  • 22 May 2016

    Gold mining continues to threaten livelihoods and the environment

    Satellite mapping by the Monitoring the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) has been charting the environmental damage done by illegal and informal mining and deforestation. New maps show how mining is invading the Tambopata National Reserve.

  • 22 May 2016

    Mining output boosts Q1 GDP growth

    Peru’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.4% in the first quarter of this year, somewhat higher than the 3.3% achieved for the whole of last year.

  • 22 May 2016

    Mercedes Araoz offers olive branches

    Mercedes Araóz, vice-presidential candidate for PPK and former minister during Alan García’s last government, has atoned for her role over the 2009 killings at Bagua.

  • 22 May 2016

    Protest over Block 192 and support from the UN

    Oil exploitation in Block 192 in Peru's northern Amazon has become notorious for the pollution that has occurred over more than 40 years. Last week, indigenous leaders from the area came to Congress in Lima to present a petition with 8,000 signatures from 74 countries.

ANALYSIS

  • . 22 May 2016

    Bad week for Keiko

    --- Fuerza Popular boss steps aside over drug allegations

    --- Keiko and husband under investigation

    --- Death in Puno

  • . 16 May 2016

    Rapporteurs take up indigenous rights issues

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,  the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxic Waste, and the Inter-American Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, all met in Lima last week to take part in an international seminar on indigenous peoples and international trade.

  • . 16 May 2016

    The battle for the 12%

    With only twenty days to go to the second round vote, it is still not clear who will finally win the presidential elections. On 13 May pollsters CPI gave Keiko Fujimori a five-point lead in their latest poll. On 15 May, Ipsos-Apoyo had them neck-to-neck at 44.1% to 43.8%, with 12.1% still undecided. Irrespective of which poll provides a better reflection of reality, these are the 12% that Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski need to convince.

  • . 7 May 2016

    Election of an ombudsman

    Once again Congress is scheduled to make a final vote on a new human rights Ombudsman, this time on 18 May. The preliminaries being over, Congress has proposed two candidates for the position: the sitting interim Ombudsman, Eduardo Vega, and the jurist and former member of both the National Council of Magistrates (CNM) and the National Jury of Elections (JNE), Gastón Soto Vallenas.

Featured Notices

  • 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

    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.

  • 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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