NEWS

  • Press concentration case taken to IACHR

    12 September 2015

    The concentration of media ownership continues to be a major issue in Peru. The judiciary is not resolving complaints put to it following the purchase of Epensa by the El Comercio group. A journalist  has presented a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

  • Human Trafficking

    07 September 2015

    The 2015 report on Trafficking in Persons is an annual report by the US Department of State. The latest version maintains Peru in the category 'tier 2', along with the majority of Latin American countries

  • Protest at BNP closure

    07 September 2015

    A number of Peruvian academics and others have protested at the closure, for a full month and a half, of the Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP).

  • 'Mapping' human rights violations

    30 August 2015

    The Justice Ministry announced on August 26 that it intends to organise a series of regional dialogues to evaluate the human rights situation on the ground in Peru.

  • Block 192: conflict imminent over government award to Canadian company

    30 August 2015

    The contract to exploit Block 192 expired at the end of August and the government has apparently signed a contract with a Canadian firm, Pacific Stratus Energy.

  • Peru exposed to Chinese slowdown

    30 August 2015

    The stock market malaise in China, the devaluation of the Chinese currency and the general slowdown in growth there spell severe problems for the Peruvian economy.

  • Protest at La Oroya: jobs v environment.

    30 August 2015

    Protests by unions resumed this week over the continued closure of the Doe Run smelter at La Oroya, on grounds of its severe pollution record.

  • Peru adopts draconian cell-phone regulations

    08 August 2015

    The Humala administration has recently passed legislation by executive decree aimed at facilitating surveillance of cell-phone traffic.

  • Matos Mar dies at 93

    08 August 2015

    It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the anthropologist José Matos Mar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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