• Editorial: All That Glitters...

    Update 103. 30 April 2004

    On the face of it, Peru should benefit enormously from the recent recovery in the prices of precious and base metals on world markets. Economists say that growth this year is likely to be in the region of 4-5% and that the country's exports should hit US$9 billion for the first time.

  • Parliamentary Delegation to Peru

    Update 103. 30 April 2004

    PSG members and regular readers of the Peru Update will know that the PSG has been a strong supporter of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru. Since joining the Co-ordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos campaign for the creation of a commission in issue 86 in April/May 2001 we have continued to support their work since the commission was set up in July that year.

  • Editorial: Twisting in the Wind

    Update 102. 29 February 2004

    Five new cabinets in two and a half years; successive cabinet minister have had to pay the price for President Alejandro Toledo's lasting unpopularity.

  • Doe Run Asks For Five More Years to Cut Lead Poisoning Among La Oroya's Children

    102. 29 February 2004

    La Oroya is a mining town some 3,700 metres above sea level in the central sierra, 80 miles east of Lima. A 90 year old treatment and smelting plant dominates the skyline, set against the hills on either side of the town, stripped bare of life. The effect on the quality of air of the smelting plant is immediately obvious, especially for those living and working in the town opposite.


  • 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.

  • 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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