NEWS

  • Peru no longer in pole position

    02 August 2015

    Peru this year is set to be eleventh in the league table of the region’s economies if the latest figures from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) are to be believed.

  • No rise in minimum wage without Tia Maria

    02 August 2015

    A long anticipated rise in the minimum wage will not materialise until there is a pick-up in foreign investment, according to Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano.

  • El Nino threatens livelihoods over next eight months

    02 August 2015

    The El Niño climate phenomenon affecting Peru started in March; it should peak around Christmas, petering out by March next year.

  • ONPE warns that time is running out

    02 August 2015

    The head of ONPE (the entity in charge of the organisation of elections) has warned that the new Congress will need to debate and approve reforms to the party system in the next two weeks.

  • Petrobras scandal may involve Peruvians

    26 July 2015

    Increased attention is being paid to possible irregularities by Brazilian construction firms in other countries, among them Peru.

  • Presidency of Congress goes to the right

    26 July 2015

    On 26 July Luis Iberico (from PPC-APP) was elected to the Presidency of Congress.

  • Tia Maria: State of Emergency suspended, but conflict far from resolved

    26 July 2015

    On July 22, Pedro Cateriano, the President of the Council of Ministers, announced that the cabinet had taken the decision not to renew the state of emergency in the province of Islay in Arequipa.

  • Accomarca: justice soon to be done?

    26 July 2015

    The long-running case of judging those responsible for the Accomarca massacre may be close to conclusion.

  • Environmental time-bomb identified

    20 July 2015

    The Ombudsman’s office has produced an important report fulfilling its oversight role in managing the environment. The report details who is responsible for monitoring the management of ‘environmental liabilities’ left behind by mining and hydrocarbons activity, and reports on how well the task is being done.

  • Coca survey reveals 14% fall in acreages

    20 July 2015

    The latest UN figures for coca planting in Peru, released on 15 July, show that acreages were down at the end of 2014 by nearly 14%. Colombia, where production appears to have increased in 2014, has once again dislodged Peru from its position as the world largest coca producer.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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