News & Analysis

Electoral activity: who will pay?

With legislative elections now due on 26 January and general elections a little more than a year later (with the likelihood of a second round), the question arises as to how candidates and parties will finance their political activities. The way previous elections...

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Unrest in the mining corridor

Communities along the so-called corridor minero in southern Peru are stepping up their campaign against the Chinese-owned MMG Corporation over the environmental damages they suffer. New communities have announced their support for protest moves. The corredor minero...

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The starting gun fired for legislative elections

On 9 October, the government formally announced the holding of legislative elections on 26 January. It instructed the various organisations responsible for organising elections to make the necessary arrangements. A day later, the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (JNE)...

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Confiep shows its true colours

Confiep, Peru’s powerful private business confederation, has always maintained close ties to Fuerza Popular as well as its various pre-incarnations (Cambio 90 etc). Last week it put its loyalty to the Fuji-cause up in lights. In a statement issued on 30 September, it...

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New cabinet sworn in

Following the dissolution of Congress (coming on top of what was construed as a vote of no confidence), Vizcarra was obliged to replace his prime minister, Salvador del Solar. The new prime minister is the previous justice minister, Vicente Zeballos. The new cabinet...

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