News & Analysis

Partido Morado clinches official recognition

The so-called Purple Party (Partido Morado), led by Julio Guzmán, appears to have successfully raised enough signatures to register as a political party. The legislation in Peru makes the registration of new parties a truly Herculean task. In the event, the Partido...

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Coca and corruption

A recent article by Jaime Antezana draws attention to the linkages between drug manufacture, corruption and the ongoing presence of terrorist organisations in places like the VRAEM (Valleys of the Rivers Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro) on the borders between Cuzco and...

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The Construction Club

Both officials at the transport and communications ministry and executives within the construction industry will wait with bated breath to see what will be revealed as two members of the so-called ‘Construction Club’ (Club de la Construcción) prepare to spill the...

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Lessons from Brumadinho

The catastrophic failure of the Vale tailings dam in Brazil, the second in three years, is a test for worldwide mining industry. Such tailing dams are some of the largest structures in the world with failure rates one hundred times greater than for water retention...

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JNJ law passes Congress

After months of delay and much congressional wrangling, the law replacing the suspended National Magistrates Council (CNM) was finally passed on 1 February. It brings into being the National Justice Board (Junta Nacional de Justicia, JNJ). The old CNM was suspended...

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Towards some unity on the left?

Passing the mid-way point in the current legislature, attention will be increasingly focused on likely runners in the next presidential and congressional elections in 2021. Perhaps it was in recognition of this that left-wingers met last weekend in the city of...

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