• Investigation into forced sterilisation reopened

    27 August 2016

    On 23 August, Prosecutor Luis Landa Burgos ordered the reopening of the investigation into the case against those deemed responsible for the creation of the state programme on human reproduction in the 1990s.

  • Ni una menos: not a woman less, not another death

    20 August 2016

    On Saturday 13 August, a historic rally was held in Lima, several other cities in Peru and, indeed, among Peruvian communities abroad. Some claim that as many as 500,000 people took to the streets of Lima, marching to the Palace of Justice. Even the president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was there; the city was overtaken by the sheer amount of people who came together to show their solidarity for women who have been abused and who have been refused redress in the courts.

  • Mining-led growth

    20 August 2016

    According to the National Statistics Institute last week, the Peruvian economy expanded by 4.1% in the first half year (on the same period of 2015). In the whole of 2015, growth was 3.3%.

  • Fujipardon? Not for the time being

    29 July 2016

    The possibility of Ollanta Humala signing a last-minute presidential pardon for Alberto Fujimori appeared was scotched, at least for the time being, when the outgoing president said he would not make such a move.

  • Santos walks free, for the time being

    29 July 2016

    Gregorio Santos, elected regional president of Cajamarca in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, and presidential candidate in 2016, walked free from jail on 27 July, apparently to resume the regional presidency of Cajamarca.

  • Business cabinet

    29 July 2016

    It may be of interest to readers to look at the opinion piece which Francisco Durand has written for Convoca in which he challenges the idea that the cabinet is made up of ‘independents’.

  • Forced sterilisations case shelved

    29 July 2016

    On 27 July, just before the end of the last day of the Humala administration, the long-awaited ruling over the case of forced sterilisations was announced. The public prosecutor announced that the case would be shelved (archivado).

  • Mining and its potential contribution to the SDGs

    23 July 2016

    A new report has just appeared entitled "Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas". It takes the new Sustainable Development Goals which 193 countries signed up to in September 2015, and works through each showing the potential for mining to contribute, giving a number of success stories for each goal.

  • Soldiers stand trial for rape

    18 July 2016

    Eleven army officers stand trial accused of raping 14 women from the communities of Manta and Vilca, in Huancavelica, during the period of internal armed conflict. The army officers were stationed at a base there from 1984.

  • Conga: watch this space

    10 July 2016

    Gary Goldberg, CEO at Newmont Mining, has said that he intends to visit Peru towards the end of this year, with a view to discussing with the new Kuczynski government ways of moving ahead with developing the giant Conga mining deposit in Cajamarca.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • 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. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

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