News & Analysis

Drilling in deep water off Tumbes sparks protest

Using the slogan #PescaSiPetroleoNo, community and environmental leaders, as well as representatives from fishing unions, have this month staged new protests at exploratory drilling for oil off the north Pacific coast. These protests follow last year’s concession to...

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Constitutional Tribunal ratifies dissolution

In a landmark case, Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal (TC) ruled, on 14 January, that the dissolution of Congress (enacted on 30 September) was fully in accordance with the constitution. The ruling averts a situation in which President Martín Vizcarra would have found...

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Legislative elections: the big don’t know

With just a week to go to the new elections to Congress, the majority of voters remain firmly in the ‘don’t know’ column of the opinion polls. This makes it practically impossible to hazard intelligent guesses as to what the eventual outcome might be. Many voters are...

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