• More Deaths Since Police Granted Extra Powers

    Update 132. 31 March 2009

    Pro-human rights association APRODEH has said that the number of civilian deaths has increased significantly since legislation affording the police extra powers was passed by President Garcia in August 2007

  • Peru's Environment Minister Highlights Impact of Deforestation

    Update 131. 31 January 2009

    Peru's first Environment Minister Antonio Brack visited several European countries, including the UK, in December on his way to the latest round of UN talks on climate change in Poznan (Poland).

  • PSG Sponsors

    Update 131. 31 January 2009

    Harold Pinter - Statement of Condolence

    Rosemary Thorp - Congratulations

  • Cabinet Resigns Over Corruption Scandal

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    In October, President García's entire cabinet resigned following a corruption scandal surrounding the granting of oil concessions which implicated members of the APRA party.

  • Ex-Ambassador Charged with Insider Dealing

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    Richard Ralph, former ambassador to Peru and ex-chairman of Monterrico Metals mining company, has been fined £117,691.41 (about US$176,000) by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) for insider dealing.

  • 5th anniversary of TRC report

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    August 28th saw the fifth anniversary of the publication of the final report and recommendations of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

  • Fujimori Case

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    The final summing up in former president Alberto Fujimori's case

  • State of Emergency in the Amazon

    Update 129. 30 September 2008

    Indigenous groups in the provinces of Cusco, Loreto and Amazonas called off their protests

  • President of Constitutional Tribunal Resigns

    Update 128. 31 July 2008

    César Landa Arroyo unexpectedly resigned from his position as President of Peru's Constitutional Tribunal.

  • 'Accused' Give Statements to Public Prosecutor in Río Blanco Case

    Update 128. 31 July 2008

    Piura's Public Prosecutor has begun hearings in the case of 35 environmental and human rights activists and local politicians

  • 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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