NEWS

  • Cardinal, Sodalicio accused

    26 October 2015

    The Institute for the Protection of Rights of Minors (IDDEREM) has issued a writ against the Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lima Juan Luis Cipriani claiming that he was responsible for a presumed cover-up of sexual crimes against under-age children committed by priests, as well as obstruction of justice and complicity in such crimes.

  • Von Hesse selected as PNP 'pre-candidate'

    26 October 2015

    Von Hesse’s designation as ‘pre-candidate’ comes with the stamp of approval from on high. He is supported by Nadine Heredia, the first lady and the PNP president.

  • Las Bambas: a critical report

    19 October 2015

    CooperAcion, the Lima-based NGO, has issued a report on the Las Bambas conflict in Apurímac.

  • AP reports on military corruption in VRAEM

    19 October 2015

    A report from the Associated Press points to the strategies of collusion on the part of military authorities in the VRAEM in the burgeoning 'air bridge' drug trade between Peru and Bolivia.

  • World Bank advocates consultation, social infrastructure

    11 October 2015

    The World Bank director for the Andean region, Alberto Rodríguez, considers Peru’s legislation on prior consultation to be one of this area’s most advanced.

  • Accion Popular-Frente Amplio slams Car Wash commission appointments

    11 October 2015

    Yhony Lescano from Accion Popular has raised his voice in protest against the appointments to a parliamentary commission to investigate links between the Brazilian ‘car wash’ scandal and political kick-backs in Peru

  • Informality, social divides

    11 October 2015

    Angel Gurria, the general secretary of the OECD unveiled a new report which claims that 73% Peruvians labour in the informal sector (or are unemployed) while only 27% are adequately employed in the formal sector of the economy.

  • Frente Amplio: Mendoza the presidential candidate

    11 October 2015

     Veronika Mendoza has emerged victorious from the primary within the Frente Amplio and Marco Arana has conceded defeat.

  • US State Department decries human trafficking

    02 October 2015

    A recent US State Department report on human trafficking, underscores a problem that is of growing concern among human rights experts and activists: mining and its links to people trafficking.

  • Oxfam report recommends tax changes

    02 October 2015

    As Peru’s economy slows, the latest Oxfam report from Peru – Realidad y riesgo de la desigualdad – emphasises the need to prevent people from falling back into poverty.

  • 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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