Articles

  • Reflections on the mining boom

    14 November 2015

    What has mining brought Peru? This is the question posed by a new publication by Grupo Propuesta Ciudadano launched on 10 November.

  • Sterilisation victims recognised in law

    9 November 2015

    On 6 November, El Peruano, the official Gazette, published a Supreme Decree declaring ‘of national interest’ the plight of the victims of the forced sterilisation programme implemented during Alberto Fujimori’s second term between 1995 and 2000.

  • Cooperacción report calculates Treasury losses from illegal gold

    31 October 2015

    A report by Victor Torres Cuzcano, published by Cooperacciόn, traces the changes in the gold sector since 2007. Torres shows that the changes have enormous fiscal significance, in addition to their environmental and social consequences.

  • Publication reveals mining investment slowdown

    31 October 2015

    Peru Top Publications reveals that of the 47 mining projects that the government hopes to pursue over the next five years, only 24 have a real chance of taking place

  • Congress overrules executive on Block 192

    26 October 2015

    Congress voted to overrule the presidential veto on a previous bill that would have ruled Petroperú out of the running in determining which company will take over from Pluspetrol in exploiting Block 192.  

  • Peru Support Group Annual Conference

    26 October 2015

     PSG held its annual conference and AGM on 17 October.

  • EU proposed regulation of supply chains in minerals

    26 October 2015

    On 27 October all member states of the European Union have to vote on an important measure passed by the Parliament of the EU in May. If approved, the measure would require all firms bringing gold, tungsten, tin or tantalum into the EU to have set up procedures to check their supply chains and review their policies to address the risk that they may be financing conflict and/or fuelling serious human rights abuses in conflict zones.

  • New e-book on extractives in Peru

    26 October 2015

    A new electronic book, produced by a team of investigative reporters from Convoca, casts new light on the behaviour of extractive industries in Peru.

  • Frente Amplio primaries break new ground

    19 October 2015

    Some 30,000 Peruvians went to the polls on 4 October to vote in the first-ever national primaries to choose a presidential candidate. The election was open to all voters.

  • Corruptobarómetro?

    19 October 2015

    Alan García 27%, Ollanta Humala 20%, Alejandro Toledo 9% ....  this is the ranking of people’s perceptions as to who are the most corrupt people in Peru today.

  • 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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