News & Analysis

Canon fodder: how the money from Camisea is spent

The town of Palma Real, indeed most of the district of Echarati in Cuzco where it is situated (the province of La Convención), stands as a monument to how not to pursue development. Under the canon scheme, half of the corporate income tax derived from the Camisea...

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The business world: corporate repentance?

Bad timing. The revelations about how top business executives illicitly funded the political campaigns of those they thought would benefit their interests came only days before the annual meeting of executives (CADE), this year in a big tent at Paracas near Pisco....

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…while Villanueva goes to jail

As Keiko stepped out of jail, another important figure, César Villanueva, stepped in. Villanueva was among those who appeared to have received large bribes from Odebrecht when he was governor of the San Martín region. He subsequently became prime minister during the...

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Keiko walks free…

Keiko Fujimori walked free from the women’s prison in Chorillos on 29 November following the decision (by four votes to three) of the Constitutional Tribunal that she presented no risk through perverting the course of justice, despite the charges against her. Keiko...

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And in Peru’s potato park…

A potato park has been established in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on an area of 39 square miles on a terrain varying between 3,400 to 4,900 metres above sea level. The idea is to see what types of potato grow best at different altitudes at a time when climate...

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Datum forecast

The latest Datum poll, published on 27 September, puts the following three candidates for mayor of Lima ahead of the field: Renzo Reggiardo (Perú Patria Segura) 14.3% (down from 19% in its previous poll) Daniel Urresti (Podemos Perú) 14.3% (up from 9%) Ricardo Belmont...

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AIDESEP accused of misusing funds

The Rainforest Foundation of Norway (RFN) has informed AIDESEP, the Association of Indigenous Organisations of the Peruvian Rainforest, of its decision to cease funding following an audit report that identified systematic misuse of funds destined for projects from...

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