News & Analysis

Human Rights Defenders visiting Europe

 November was a busy time for the PSG as we prepared for the visit to London, Brussels and Geneva of Peruvian human rights defenders Virginia Pinares and Julia Cuadros.Virginia Pinares is a community leader from Cotabambas in Apurimac. She has been at the forefront of...

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Barata spills more beans

In evidence given to the Peruvian judicial enquiry into the operations of Odebrecht in Peru, Jorge Barata provides fresh insights into how the company went about the business of securing contracts during the government of Ollanta Humala. His version of events was...

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Andes warming: need for community buy-in

Work is at last under way to create an early-warning system, in the mountains around Huaraz in Ancash, that might mitigate the dangers of avalanches caused by glacial melt. An avalanche fall into a high altitude lake in the Andes can cause a tsunami of water, ice and...

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ECLAC figures revise Peru’s growth rate, downwards

The latest figures from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) put Peru’s growth rate for 2019 at no more than 2.3%. As the year has progressed, it has pared its estimates downwards. In April, it forecasted growth of 3.6%. This dropped to 3.2% in July...

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The firing of Petrozzi as culture minister

President Martín Vizcarra last week announced the firing of Francesco Petrozzi, the fifth minister to hold the post since Vizcarra took over from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in March 2018. If Kuczynski’s mandate is included, that makes eighth ministers since 2016. This...

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