News & Analysis

Law threatens to disenfranchise Peruvians abroad

Fernando Tuesta, the former president of the electoral authority ONPE and head of the special commission that designed reforms to the political and electoral systems, has drawn attention to the fact that changes to the law that passed Congress earlier this year...

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‘Que se vayan todos’

‘Let’s get rid of them all’. Loosely translated, this is the headline message of a huge march in Lima and other cities on 5 September, designed to register public protest at the delaying tactics deployed by the congressional majority in approving President Martin...

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Quellaveco faces strike threat

On Monday 12 August, 'an indefinite strike' was announced at Quellaveco in Moquegua region, arousing concerns since the copper and molybdenum project is several times larger than the conflict-beset Tía María in next-door Arequipa. Construction of the mine, owned by...

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Aduviri claims to be victim of political vendetta

On 14 August, Puno Governor Walter Aduviri, well known for his participation in the protests against the Santa Ana mine in southern Puno in 2011, was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay 2 million soles in civil reparations to the Peruvian state, having...

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Battle lines drawn, again

You might be forgiven for thinking we’ve been here before. As the new legislature begins, the fujimoristas have arranged their guns in such a way as to pound President Martín Vizcarra’s plans to bring forward the date of presidential and legislative elections to next...

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Loreto v Melka

Loreto’s environmental prosecutor has opened a case against palm oil magnate Dennis Melka. Citing last week’s convictions for deforestation by executives of a Melka subsidiary as a test case with repercussions at national level, Alberto Carazo Atoche has announced his...

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Jaime Ayala, 35 years on

The disappearance of Jaime Ayala has become a cause celebre in the saga over bringing to justice those responsible for the atrocities that took place in Huanta, Ayacucho, during the counter-insurgency war against Sendero Luminoso. It is now 35 years since the reporter...

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