• 02 October 2015

    US State Department decries human trafficking

    A recent US State Department report on human trafficking, underscores a problem that is of growing concern among human rights experts and activists: mining and its links to people trafficking.

  • 02 October 2015

    Oxfam report recommends tax changes

    As Peru’s economy slows, the latest Oxfam report from Peru – Realidad y riesgo de la desigualdad – emphasises the need to prevent people from falling back into poverty.

  • 02 October 2015

    Latin America pays the price for commodity collapse

    The organisation Red Sur has just published a useful report on the significance of the fall in commodity prices over the last two years for the various Latin American economies, using data constructed and published by the World Bank.

  • 26 September 2015

    Executive refuses to promulgate law on Block 192

    On 25 September the Humala administration issued a brief note saying that it had decided not to endorse a law passed two weeks earlier enabling Petroperú to take over Block 192 from Pluspetrol.


  • . 2 October 2015

    Frente Amplio selects candidate

    On 4 October the Frente Amplio will select a candidate for the presidential campaign through a primary in which any Peruvian citizen (with an identity card) can take part.

  • . 2 October 2015

    Communities protest at Las Bambas

    At the Las Bambas mine in Apurímac region on 28 September, there were protests against the operating plans of MMG, the Chinese owners of the mine. Roads were blocked, a truck and properties were burned, and an indefinite strike declared. Clashes with police brought three deaths.

  • . 2 October 2015

    Economic downturn poses questions for the future

    This year’s downturn in commodity prices, especially for minerals like copper, has taken the lustre off Peru’s recent economic achievements. This year growth will still be positive but it will be a far cry from the stellar rates of the past.

  • . 26 September 2015

    Private companies and the police: recent events in Espinar

    The issue of contracts between private companies and the police for security services has been a cause of grave concern now for several years, particularly with regard to the management of protest in the mining sector. The issue has arisen again in Espinar.

Featured Notices

  • 29 September 2015

    Annual Conference and AGM 2015

    Consultation, Participation and Elections: Peru 2016

    17th October 2015
    UCL Institute of the Americas

    Starts at 11am

    Register by 12 October.

  • 30 October 2014

    Annual Report: 2013/2014

    The PSG's annual report for 2013/2014 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.

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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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