• Countries Miss EITI Deadline

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    Only two countries out of a total of 22 candidates have managed to complete the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Validation process.

  • Perenco Submits Environmental Impact Study for Oil Pipeline

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    The Anglo-French company Perenco has submitted this month an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Peru's Mining and Energy Ministry (MINEM) for the construction of a 129 mile oil pipeline project. The proposed oil pipeline would start in the Amazon, cross the Andes and end on the Pacific coast.

  • Afrodita's Mining Operations Suspended 'Indefinitely'

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    The Peruvian government suspended mining company Afrodita’s explorations activities in the northern Amazon region in mid-February after the firm was unable to prove its ownership of concession rights, the Ministry of Mining and Energy said in an official statement.

  • Mining Association Expels Doe Run for Poor Record on Pollution

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    US mining company Doe Run has been expelled as a member of Peru's National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE) for not complying with its environmental responsibilities.

  • 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).

  • 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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