Articles

  • Sign up for the Chasqui Challenge

    31 December 1969

     The Chasqui played a vital role in the Inca Empire, carrying messages across the region by running great distances at great speeds. We are currently looking for volunteers to challenge themselves in a similar way this summer by running (or walking) a half or full marathon to raise funds for the PSG.

  • Event: Mining and development in the Andes

    31 December 1969

     4 March 2013, London

    A one-day conference exploring alternative strategies for mining-based economies.

  • Event: Mining and development in the Andes

    31 December 1969

    4 March 2013, London. A one-day conference exploring alternative strategies for mining-based economies.

  • Rising violence and corruption as Peru confirmed world’s number one coca producer

    31 December 1969

    New UN figures showing that Peru produces more coca than Colombia fuel concerns about risks to human rights from increased drug-related violence, and political and judicial corruption.

  • Something rotten in the state of Peru?

    31 December 1969

    As former president Alan García awaits the outcome of a commission investigating corruption, questions are being asked over the judiciary's capacity to tackle abuses.

     

  • Culture wars in Congress

    31 December 1969

    Congress has been the epicentre for discussion of two important issues in the last couple of weeks both related to gender in Peru. One was the passing of the law against public harassment (ley de acoso cajellero) and the other the shelving of a bill for civil union between same-sex couples (unión civil).

  • 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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    • Keep up to date with latest news and developments in Peru
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