• 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.

  • New e-book on extractives in Peru

    26 October 2015

    A new electronic book, produced by a team of investigative reporters from Convoca, casts new light on the behaviour of extractive industries in Peru.

  • Frente Amplio primaries break new ground

    19 October 2015

    Some 30,000 Peruvians went to the polls on 4 October to vote in the first-ever national primaries to choose a presidential candidate. The election was open to all voters.

  • Corruptobarómetro?

    19 October 2015

    Alan García 27%, Ollanta Humala 20%, Alejandro Toledo 9% ....  this is the ranking of people’s perceptions as to who are the most corrupt people in Peru today.

  • Elections 2016, the race begins

    19 October 2015

    With six months to go to the general elections on 10 April next, the race is formally on to see who will replace Ollanta Humala as Peru’s president. The elections promise to be more a contest between the presidential candidates that voters reject, rather than those who they admire most.

  • Discrepant views on Peru - is Alice in Wonderland?

    11 October 2015

    The challenges for the Peruvian population as the election draws nearer are highlighted by the kaleidoscope of news as the IMF/World Bank annual meeting ends in Lima.

  • TPP: what does it mean for Peru?

    11 October 2015

    The approval on October 5 in Atlanta of the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) was greeted as a major victory by the presidents of the three Latin American countries (Peru, Chile and Mexico) that had signed up to it.

  • Forest laws, paper laws?

    11 October 2015

    The approval of four items for the regulation of the Forestry and Fauna Law (297663) is a source of optimism.

  • Frente Amplio selects candidate

    2 October 2015

    On 4 October the Frente Amplio will select a candidate for the presidential campaign through a primary in which any Peruvian citizen (with an identity card) can take part.

  • Communities protest at Las Bambas

    2 October 2015

    At the Las Bambas mine in Apurímac region on 28 September, there were protests against the operating plans of MMG, the Chinese owners of the mine. Roads were blocked, a truck and properties were burned, and an indefinite strike declared. Clashes with police brought three deaths.

  • 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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