Articles

  • The battle for Rainbow Mountain

    30 June 2018

    The extraordinary Mountain of the Seven Colours, or Rainbow Mountain as it is known, has received copious media attention in the last two weeks. It is an important and valuable tourist site in Cuzco.

  • Keiko and Vizcarra: storm clouds on the horizon?

    24 June 2018

    Lacking a political party to back him up in Congress, President Martin Vizcarra , who is approaching his first 100 days in office, was always going to have to seek allies. His government was never likely to be able to assert itself and establish autonomy. The parliamentary logic meant that, from the outset, he would enter into some sort of understanding with the Fujimorista Fuerza Popular (FP) with its large majority in Congress.

  • Light and shade in the coming copper boom

    24 June 2018

    Peru is riding a wave of investment interest in its copper sector. The output prediction is 4.8 million tons a year by 2021, double the 2017 level. Copper projects elsewhere in the world are faltering, given rising costs and the negative impact on Chinese demand as the US-China trade war builds.

  • President opposes 'gagging law'

    17 June 2018

    A piece of legislation proposed by Mauricio Mulder has been approved by Congress in spite of firm opposition from President Martín Vizcarra. This is the so-called ‘Ley de Mordaza’ (or Gagging Law).

  • Inter-American Court rules on Fujimori case

    17 June 2018

    The Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled on five points. The first concerns the Peruvian state, and it finds that it has not done enough to investigate and judge cases of human rights abuse

  • 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.

  • 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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