LATEST NEWS

  • 10 December 2017

    ICSID finds against Peru on Santa Ana

    A long-awaited finding has been reached by the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the case of the Santa Ana silver project in the Chucuito province of Puno. The arbitrators have found against Peru and in favour of the Canadian company Bear Creek Mining Corporation.

  • 10 December 2017

    Major new report on combating corruption in mining contracts

    Transparency International (TI) has just launched a major report on corruption risks and how to combat them during the early stages of developing a mine contract.

  • 10 December 2017

    IACHR grants precautionary measures over Loreto oil spills

    The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) has granted precautionary measures to the indigenous communities of Cuninico and San Pedro in Loreto department, both affected by the oil spills of June and November 2014.

  • 04 December 2017

    Continuing labour unrest at Southern

    The strike at Southern Copper Corporation moves into a second week, despite the fact that publicly both sides say they are willing to resolve the dispute.

ANALYSIS

  • . 10 December 2017

    'Political control' and the art of browbeating the judiciary

    'Political control' has become the new catchphrase as the Fujimorista opposition seeks, through its control of the legislature, to enforce its influence over both the judiciary and the executive.

  • . 10 December 2017

    Senior businessmen jailed, Fuerza Popular offices raided

    Late on Sunday 3 December Public Prosecutor Richard Concepción Carhuancho sent to jail five of Peru’s most prominent businessmen because of bribes made by the main Peruvian construction companies to cover their part of the bribes paid by Brazilian-led consortia to win government contracts.

  • . 10 December 2017

    The MEF 'losing weight'?

    The role of Peru’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has become a subject of public discussion in recent weeks. The president of the Central Bank (BCRP) Julio Velarde has drawn attention to the fact that, in his opinion, the MEF has lost “weight” in the last few years.

  • . 4 December 2017

    Julio Guzmán in the UK

    Julio Guzmán was in the UK last week, speaking at both Oxford University’s Latin American Centre and at the London School of Economics.

Featured Notices

  • 16 September 2017

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference, AGM and EGM

    Conference: “Criminalisation of protest in Peru'

    Guest speaker via Skype Mirtha Vásquez (Grufides, Cajamarca). Workshop panels will address the current political situation in Peru, human rights defenders and their predicament, women activists and development, land grabs and land rights in Amazonia and the future of education reforms

    AGM: Annual Report, election of officers
    EGM: Proposal to apply again to be a charity.

    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU
    14 October 2017
    Registration starts 10.30am (not 10am as previously stated)

     

  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2016/2017

    The PSG's annual report for 2016/2017 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

    Shop online and raise money for the PSG

    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!

     

  • 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.

  • 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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