Articles

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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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