NEWS

  • APCI Found 'Irregularities' in 34 NGOs Working in Peru

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Executive director of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI), Carlos Pando, revealed that 34 NGOs have carried out irregular activities in the implementation of their projects during 2009.

  • Peru on Track for Second Energy Boom

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Researchers have confirmed that Peru is in the initial stages of a second energy boom, according to a study published in the Environmental Research Letters Journal last month.

  • Stop Press: Peru Support Group Launches New Website

    17 February 2010

    Email us if you have any difficulties navigating the new web site.

  • Protester in Bagua

    Final Report on Bagua Violence

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    The commission formed to investigate last June's confrontation between Peruvian police and indigenous protestors at Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon released its final report in December 2009.

  • Alberto Fujimori

    Supreme Court Upholds 25-Year Sentence for Fujimori

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    At the beginning of January 2010, the Peruvian Supreme Court unanimously ratified the 25-year jail sentence for former president Alberto Fujimori over a number of human rights violations that occurred during his time in power.

  • Minera Majaz S.A.

    More Violence Surrounding the Rio Blanco Mine Project

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    On December 2nd 2009, a violent confrontation between local residents and police occurred in a town close to the Río Blanco mine project, in the province of Huancabamba (Piura).

  • Peru Moves Towards Legalising Abortion

    Update 136. 30 November 2009

    A Peruvian Congressional Commission has issued a proposal to allow abortion in certain circumstances, including when a woman or girl becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

  • Government Cuts Reparations Budget

    Update 136. 30 November 2009

    The Peruvian government has cut this year's budget for the Reparations Council (Consejo de Reparaciones), a national body set up as part of an Integral Reparations Plan (Plan Integral de Reparaciones - PIR), as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): 6th Anniversary

    Update 135. 30 September 2009

    In Ayacucho, the area worst affected by Peru's 20-year internal armed conflict (1980-2000), human rights groups, local authorities and relatives of some of the victims of the violence have carried out a memorial to commemorate the six-year anniversary of the final report and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

  • Services Lacking 2 Years after Earthquake

    Update 135. 30 September 2009

    The mayor of Chincha has expressed his anger at the Peruvian central government, saying that "reconstruction has been very, very slow". Efforts to rebuild the city have so far only seen the construction of 150 new homes because of a deficit in state funding.

  • 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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