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09 January 2015
Yale University's Environmental Performance Index ranks Peru 110 of 178 countries worldwide. In Latin America, only El Salvador and Paraguay are placed lower.
16 December 2014
Despite two weeks of solid negotiations and a 25-hour extension at the end, the agreements reached at the COP-20 climate change summit proved decidedly underwhelming.
16 December 2014
Thirty years have passed since the massacre of Putis on 13 December 1984, a crime that remains unpunished.
10 December 2014
The giant Anglo American mining corporation, the world’s fourth largest, announced last week that it is withdrawing from the Michiquillay copper project in Cajamarca.
26 November 2014
Peru’s Supreme Court voted unanimously on November 24 to turn down an application by the lawyers acting for former president Alberto Fujimori to revise the sentence he received in March 2009.The Court said there was no legal basis for the revision.
23 November 2014
For many, the idea of fair trade and gold mining in Peru seems like a contradiction in terms. But this is not necessarily the case.
15 November 2014
The capture in Cali, Colombia, of Rodolfo Orellano, is an important advance in the struggle against corruption in Peru. Orellano has been now been expelled from Colombia and imprisoned in Peru.
Fernando Raymondi, aged 22 and a trainee journalist with the weekly news magazine Caretas, was killed by unknown assailants in Cañete, south of Lima.
Family members of victims of human rights violations by some in the security forces staged a demonstration outside the Palace of Justice on November 14.
Cajamarca death brings call for an end to police impunity; WOLA calls for no revision of Fujimori verdict
12 November 2014
The killing of Fidel Flores in Cajamarca at the end of October has reignited the debate over whether the police force is out of control.
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has called for the request by Alberto Fujimori’s legal team for a revision of the former president’s sentence to be ignored
16 October 2014
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14 October 2014
The results of the elections held on October 5 once again revealed deep divisions in Peru.