NEWS

  • Keiko Fujimori gets out of jail free, for the time being

    20 October 2018

    On 17 October a panel of judges evaluated whether Keiko Fujimori’s detention was lawful. On 19 October, Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez filed the formal case against her and has asked for 36 month of jail.

  • Congress roiled

    14 October 2018

    No sooner than Keiko Fujimori’s detention was announced, the Fujimorista-dominated Congress voted to halt constitutional accusations directed against Congressman Héctor Becerril and Chief Public Prosecutor Chávarry.

  • 'Gagging Law' declared unconstitutional

    14 October 2018

    By a margin of six to one, the Constitutional Tribunal last week declared the so-called ‘Gagging Law’ (La Ley Mordaza) unconstitutional.

  • Keiko detained

    14 October 2018

    On 10 October, Keiko Fujimori went to the prosecutor’s office to give evidence in the case now known as the ‘cocktail parties’, supposed fund-raising events for the 2011 elections. She had failed to show up on three previous occasions, and this time she was surprised by a judicial order detaining her for up to ten days with immediate effect.

  • Peru sixth in multi-dimensional poverty ranking

    14 October 2018

    Despite an estimated growth rate this year of around 4%, Peru lags in the ranking of countries in Latin America that suffer from multidimensional poverty. It comes after Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Bolivia.

  • Fujimori pardon reversed

    06 October 2018

    On 3 October, Supreme Court Judge Hugo Nuñez Julca declared that the humanitarian pardon given to previously jailed ex-president Alberto Fujmori was illegal. This was a result of the legal process brought to the court by family members of his victims, and followed the recommendation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that had asked the Peruvian Supreme Court to decide whether the pardon had been legal or not.

  • Odebrecht executive spills (more) beans

    06 October 2018

    Carlos Notre, Odebrecht’s director for contracts at the time tenders were issued for construction of the Lima metro, has provided more detail of the bribes paid to secure this lucrative contract. He did so in Curitiba in an interview with Peru’s prosecutor José Domingo Pérez.

  • Environmental protection: new sources of light but many shadows persist

    06 October 2018

    The past two weeks have seen some glimmers of light in the battle to protect the environment and the human and environmental rights of those affected by issues such as climate change and pollution. One such source of light was Peru's signing of the Escazú Agreement at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York on 27 September. But many shadows persist. 

  • Datum forecast

    29 September 2018

    The latest Datum poll, published on 27 September, puts three candidates for mayor of Lima ahead of the field:

  • New book launched on Las Bambas

    29 September 2018

    Last week’s launch of the book on Las Bambas involved a panel of leading experts on the ways in which the lack of governance surrounding mining projects contributes to confrontation and violence. The book by Leonidas Wiener Ramos, a lawyer and specialist in socio-environmental conflict, is entitled “Governance and Governability: the Case of Las Bambas”.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • 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. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

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