Articles

  • Emblematic case: Awajun community versus MEM

    17 June 2018

    On 12 June, the Lima Court of Appeal heard the case of the Awajun community of Supayaku. This is the first case in which a junior court ruled in favour of an indigenous community.

  • New Fiscal de la Nación: will he maintain institutional autonomy?

    10 June 2018

    Pedro Cháverry Vallejos is to be the new chief public prosecutor, the Fiscal de la Nación. He will officially replace the current Fiscal, Pablo Sánchez on 21July.

  • Fiscal comes under Fujimorista pressure

    10 June 2018

    Public Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez has indicated that he will now open formal investigations on former presidents Alejandro Toledo, Alan García, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, based on the information that all their campaigns received financing from Odebrecht.

  • Mesas de Diálogo: can they do their important job?

    10 June 2018

    As the interest of international mining companies in investing in Peru grows once again, and conflict in the sector rises, it is worth reviewing the efficacy of the institutions handling such conflict.

  • Congressional waste comes under fire

    3 June2018

    Abuse of parliamentary privilege is fast going up the public agenda in Peru. Since it achieved an absolute majority in July 2016, the Fujimorista Fuerza Popular (FP) party has had little scruple in managing Congress in its own interest. Of particular importance has been its management of the committees investigating the Lava Jato scandal, the ethics committee and the constitutional affairs committee.

  • Barreto's appointment: surprising and encouraging news

    3 June2018

    On 20 May Pope Francis announced that Pedro Barreto, Archbishop of Huancayo, would be one of 14 new cardinals to be created on 29 June.

  • Another oil spill threatens jungle communities

    3 June2018

    The latest spill from the ageing and poorly maintained Northern Peru Pipeline is in the district of Andoas. The Northern Pipeline has fractured many times in recent months and years.

  • Fissures in government: PM versus MEF

    20 May 2018

    Policy disagreements are emerging at the heart of government with Prime Minister César Villanueva last week publically overruling Economy Minister David Tuesta over tax policy.

  • Battles over memory

    20 May 2018

    The past week has seen an escalation of the bitter disagreements over how to frame the memory of more than two decades of violent conflict (1980-2002). First came the episode where an assistant working for a Congresswoman was found to have been previously condemned for terrorism. Second, a Congressman presented a heavily edited video at the Museum of Memory (LUM) accusing one of their employees of the crime of apología.

  • Boris in Lima: post-Brexit diplomacy

    20 May 2018

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson briefly visited Lima on 19 May in a bid to reaffirm economic and financial relations between the UK and Peru.

  • 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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