• PPK the winner - just

    12 June 2016

    The ONPE (Organización Nacional de Procesos Electorales) finally declared, on the evening of 10 June, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski the winner of the second round presidential election.

  • Moves to enter into dialogue with FP

    12 June 2016

    With the final results announced, Kuczynski has moved rapidly to ratify those who will be in charge of his government’s economic policies.

  • Tia Maria protesters put on trial

    12 June 2016

    On 9 June, Manuel Rios Huamaní, aged 22, and Junior Maquera Cahuana, aged 26, appeared in court in Arequipa, accused of causing disturbances, violence, resisting the authorities and causing damage to public property.

  • PPK ahead by a whisker

    06 June 2016

    The morning after, with 90% of the votes counted, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) had 50.5% of the vote and Keiko Fujimori 49.5%.

  • Las Bambas: deficient dialogue, on-going tension and threatened strike

    06 June 2016

    It was major news when the 'mesa de diálogo' (or ‘forum for dialogue’) was able to resume in March to work on the tensions in Apurímac around the huge Las Bambas mine. But the unsatisfactory process since then is only too well documented in a new report from the NGO Cooperacción.

  • IACHR funding crisis may thwart human rights enforcement

    30 May 2016

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced on 23 May that it faces a severe financial crisis, and has no alternative but to suspend all visits planned for the year as well as the period of sessions planned for July and October. Further, it has announced that it will be cutting its staff by 40% on 31 July if the necessary funds are not found by then.

  • Amnesty demands human rights guarantees in Peru

    30 May 2016

    In a statement last week, Amnesty International called on the two remaining presidential candidates in the Peruvian elections, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori, to offer guarantees to respect human rights if elected on 5 June.

  • State of emergency in Madre de Dios over mercury contamination

    30 May 2016

    Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal announced on Monday 23 May a 60-day ‘state of emergency’ in eleven provinces of Madre de Dios, claiming that as many as 50,000 (over 40% of the region’s population) have been exposed to mercury contamination. He announced plans to send hospital ships and “healthy” fish (from fish farms) to the area to help feed people.

  • Gold mining continues to threaten livelihoods and the environment

    22 May 2016

    Satellite mapping by the Monitoring the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) has been charting the environmental damage done by illegal and informal mining and deforestation. New maps show how mining is invading the Tambopata National Reserve.

  • Mining output boosts Q1 GDP growth

    22 May 2016

    Peru’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.4% in the first quarter of this year, somewhat higher than the 3.3% achieved for the whole of last year.

  • 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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