Articles

  • Malecon extravaganza

    14 November 2015

    If politics and mining have exhausted you, then this is for you!

  • Acuña up, García down

    14 November 2015

    César Acuña has displaced Alan García as number three in a number of opinion polls.

  • Alberto Fujimori pitches into presidential campaign

    14 November 2015

    Keiko Fujimori repeats the message that it is she who is running for office and not her father, but events this week have shown that she is still very much under his shadow and that he and his entourage still play an important role within her political organisation.

  • 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.

  • 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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