News & Analysis

Datum forecast

The latest Datum poll, published on 27 September, puts the following three candidates for mayor of Lima ahead of the field: Renzo Reggiardo (Perú Patria Segura) 14.3% (down from 19% in its previous poll) Daniel Urresti (Podemos Perú) 14.3% (up from 9%) Ricardo Belmont...

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AIDESEP accused of misusing funds

The Rainforest Foundation of Norway (RFN) has informed AIDESEP, the Association of Indigenous Organisations of the Peruvian Rainforest, of its decision to cease funding following an audit report that identified systematic misuse of funds destined for projects from...

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Economic update: growth in the third quarter

The Peruvian economy perked up in the third quarter of the year, with a growth rate of 3%, faster than in the first and second quarters. Growth for the year as a whole is likely to be lower than 3%, possibly around 2.5%. In 2018, the economy grew by 4%. The mining...

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Alan García’s ‘metamemorias’

This weekend sees the publication of Alan García’s memoirs, entitled – significantly for a man who saw himself towering above lesser mortals – as ‘metamemorias’. As is to be expected, it is a rebuttal of many of the accusations that have been launched against him over...

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Consulta previa: encouraging signs

Eight Awajún communities have taken part in prior consultation over the building of a 57 km road to link two small towns, Urakusa, Huampami and a number of Awajún communities in the municipality of Condorcanqui, Amazonas region. The plan for prior consultation was...

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Peru blocks plane carrying Evo from refuelling in Lima

A diplomatic spat between Mexico and Peru erupted over what Mexico claims was Peru’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Evo Morales to exile to refuel in Lima. In a statement made by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard shortly after Morales’ arrival in Mexico...

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Parties present their candidates; more of the same?

Today, 18 November, is the final day for parties to present their lists of candidates for the 26 January legislative elections. Former members of Congress, along with ministers from different governments in the past, are scrambling to board the train that, they hope,...

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