News & Analysis

Background to Las Bambas

This is a translation of an article by Carlos Monge in Diario Uno, published on 1 April. The conflict surrounding Las Bambas is entirely the responsibility of the government and MMG. Officials, media analysts and business people respond indignantly that the only thing...

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Letter from Cajamarca (2): the rondas campesinas

Hualgayoc is a cold and rather forbidding town. Its mining traditions are very clear, and it has been the centre of mining activity since colonial times, if not before. It is also a politically lively place where the rondas campesinas loom large in maintaining order...

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Gonzalo Portocarrero

It was with great sadness that we learnt this last week of the death of Gonzalo Portocarrero, a leading Peruvian sociologist. He had fought off cancer for four and a half years, but finally succumbed on 22 March. His contribution to the understanding of Peru and its...

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Letter from Cajamarca

Should you be in Cajamarca and find yourself in Jirón Lima, opposite Dylon’s chicken rotisserie, you will find one of Peru’s most innovative and long-lasting development projects, and one with which the Peru Support Group has a rather special link. The rural libraries...

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The issue of human trafficking: seminar in Lima

A seminar was held in Lima on 12 March on the issue of human trafficking. The event included regional governors and public officials. The event reflects a growing preoccupation with this abuse of human rights. It follows hard on the heels of the major campaign we...

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