Articles

  • Election: Keiko Fujimori fighting not to be excluded

    20 March 2016

    With just three weeks to go until election day, it is even still unclear who will be the participants. And the more days pass, the more responsibility the electoral authorities will have to shoulder for what seems to many a shambolic situation.

  • Amnesty International petition

    20 March 2016

    We have received the following petition from Graham Minter at Amnesty regarding human rights and the Peruvian elections.

  • Urresti out too

    13 March 2016

    The Partido Nacionalista Peruano (PNP) announced on 11 March that it was withdrawing its presidential candidate, Daniel Urresti, alongside its candidates for the vice-presidency, for Congress and for the Andean Parliament.

  • Acuña and Guzmán: victims of the ides of March

    13 March 2016

    Last week’s decision by the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (JNE) to exclude two candidates casts a shadow over the electoral process with less than a month to go before the first round on 10 April. The JNE, responding to appeals against rulings by a lower-ranking electoral tribunal, opted to bar both Julio Guzmán and César Acuña from the presidential race.

  • The tide of anti-fujimorismo

    13 March 2016

    Following Cesar Acuña’s removal from the presidential race for giving monetary incentives to his supporters, calls for Keiko Fujimori to be barred for the same reason have increased.

  • EITI Global meeting in Lima, February 2016

    8 March 2016

    The Peru Support Group was present at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference, held in Lima on 24 and 25 February. The issue of civil society and its participation in the EITI proved to be a fractious issue, with some civil society groups walking out of the conference in protest.

  • Elections: two presidential candidates barred

    6 March 2016

    With only a month to go the presidential elections, we still don’t know who the candidates are. This is because on 4 March, the Special Electoral Jury (JEE) ruled that two prominent candidates, César Acuña and Julio Guzmán, are not going to be allowed to participate.

  • Mendoza speaks her mind

    6 March 2016

    On 28 February, in an interview in the daily paper Peru 21 with the journalist Mariella Balbi, she shared her thoughts on a number of key campaign issues.

  • EITI: civil society and rumpus in Lima

    27 February 2016

    Judging from this week’s UK press coverage of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Conference – held in Lima – readers would have thought discussions were mainly dominated by the brouhaha caused by the selections process of candidates on to the EITI Board

  • Requiem for an old party?

    27 February 2016

    It is always dangerous to write off a political party, especially in the heat of an election campaign. But Alan García’s lowly ratings in all the main opinion polls suggest that APRA, Peru’s oldest mass-based political party, is reaching a very low point in its political fortunes.

  • 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.

  • 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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