News & Analysis

Unrest in the mining corridor

Communities along the so-called corridor minero in southern Peru are stepping up their campaign against the Chinese-owned MMG Corporation over the environmental damages they suffer. New communities have announced their support for protest moves. The corredor minero...

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The starting gun fired for legislative elections

On 9 October, the government formally announced the holding of legislative elections on 26 January. It instructed the various organisations responsible for organising elections to make the necessary arrangements. A day later, the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (JNE)...

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Confiep shows its true colours

Confiep, Peru’s powerful private business confederation, has always maintained close ties to Fuerza Popular as well as its various pre-incarnations (Cambio 90 etc). Last week it put its loyalty to the Fuji-cause up in lights. In a statement issued on 30 September, it...

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New cabinet sworn in

Following the dissolution of Congress (coming on top of what was construed as a vote of no confidence), Vizcarra was obliged to replace his prime minister, Salvador del Solar. The new prime minister is the previous justice minister, Vicente Zeballos. The new cabinet...

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MTC questions controversial Amazon canal scheme

Despite Vizcarra’s recent insistence that the Hidrovía Amazónica project will definitely go ahead, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has added its voice to the widespread criticism of the Sino-Peruvian Cohidro consortium’s ill-defined plans to open up...

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Breaking point

Following President Martín Vizcarra’s dramatic move on 30 September in dissolving Congress, the fujimorista opposition has sought to regroup in the Permanent Commission (CP). This is composed of 27 former members of Congress who will sit in lieu of Congress until the...

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