News & Analysis

Amazon synod: new thinking

Two weeks ago, the Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod ended with a report summarising its discussions. This is the first time that the Church has brought together the bishops from the Amazon region, religious and lay advisors, specialists and indigenous peoples for a...

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Fujimoristas jump ship

A growing number of prominent members of Fuerza Popular (FP), the fujimorista party, are cutting their ties, aware that the brand has become toxic. Among the most recent to do so are Rosa Baltra, Nelly Cuadros and Yeni Vilcatoma. All three have announced their...

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To re-elect or not to re-elect…

Whether or not a member of the dissolved Congress can legally run as a candidate for the new Congress in January is a matter of heated debate. A number of former congressmen, beginning with APRA’s Mauricio Mulder, have put their names forward as candidates, as have...

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Nuevo Perú allies with Juntos por el Perú

Last week we reported on splits within Nuevo Perú over its leadership’s choice of alliances with either Perú Libre (led by Vladirmir Cerrón) and/or Juntos por el Perú (led by Yehudi Simon). On 1 November, the alliance with Juntos por el Perú was formally announced....

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Government outlines programme for 2020 and 2021

President Martín Vizcarra and Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos on 30 October presented the government’s policy priorities between now and the end of Vizcarra’s term in July 2021. They did so, not before Congress (now dissolved) but at the presidential palace. Apart...

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Tía María: green light or amber

Disagreements continue over Tía María, the large projected copper mine in Arequipa. With the Consejo de Minería last week appearing to give the green light to the constructors permits for Tía María, ministers are insisting that the project will not go ahead until...

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