• 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.

  • Latin America pays the price for commodity collapse

    02 October 2015

    The organisation Red Sur has just published a useful report on the significance of the fall in commodity prices over the last two years for the various Latin American economies, using data constructed and published by the World Bank.

  • Executive refuses to promulgate law on Block 192

    26 September 2015

    On 25 September the Humala administration issued a brief note saying that it had decided not to endorse a law passed two weeks earlier enabling Petroperú to take over Block 192 from Pluspetrol.

  • Southern 'optimistic' about Tia Maria

    26 September 2015

    While hundreds of people continue to protest against Southern Peru’s proposals to build a giant surface copper mine at Tía María, Southern’s boss, Oscar González Rocha, outlined plans to pacify protest in the Tambo valley

  • Shougang miners go on strike

    26 September 2015

    Some 100 miners, workers at the Chinese-owned iron ore company Shougang, protested last week outside the Labour Ministry in Lima.

  • Strike starts at Las Bambas

    26 September 2015

    Protests got under way on 25 September against the Las Bambas mining project in Apurímac, acquired last year by the Chinese company MMG from Glencore.

  • Top-level talks with indigenous leaders over Block 192

    21 September 2015

    Preparations were under way for a top-level meeting between the government and the leaders of indigenous groups from the Pastaza and Corrientes river valleys in northern Peru over remediation for damages caused by oil exploitation in the area.

  • Tia Mara update

    12 September 2015

    Residents of the Tambo Valley who fear the impact of the Southern Peru Copper project known as Tía María, are demanding that their local mayors declare their positions vis-à-vis the project.

  • 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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