News & Analysis

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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New cabinet brings gender parity

On 10 March a new cabinet was sworn in, the second one put together by President Martín Vizcarra who will soon be a year in post. Seven new ministers were incorporated, all women, making this the second cabinet in Peru’s history to achieve gender parity. There are...

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Exit Villanueva as prime minister

For some commentators it was a huge surprise; for others it was just a matter of time. On 8 March, César Villanueva formally announced that he was resigning as president of the Council of Ministers. President Martín Vizcarra announced shortly afterwards that his...

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