• Seeking to improve community ties

    05 December 2015

    An interesting initiative from the Global Indigenous Trust has brought ten delegates from six communities in the Cusco region of Peru to the city of Timmins in Canada to visit the city and the mine owned there by the Canadian company Goldcorp

  • Not much unity or democracy

    05 December 2015

    The primaries within Unidad Democrática to select a presidential candidate ended up in bitter recriminations over supposed fraud and manipulation.

  • Loggers, illegal miners shut down large parts of the jungle

    30 November 2015

    Strikes by logging interests and illegal miners have effectively wrought havoc in Ucayali and Madre de Dios regions, bringing most economic activity to a halt over the last week.

  • Students defend University Law

    30 November 2015

    On 25 November 2015, hundreds of students and ordinary citizens took to the streets of Lima to protest against the possibility that the University Law (passed in 2014) would be watered down by a proposal introduced in Congress. A day later, members of Congress who had favoured this revision, backtracked.

  • Budget presented to Congress

    30 November 2015

    The government’s budget for 2016 was presented to Congress on 26 November by Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano and members of his cabinet. This envisages a 6% increase in overall government spending.

  • Transparencia takes its stall to CADE

    30 November 2015

    The NGO Transparencia is to take 32 proposals to the annual CADE executive’s meeting in Paracas designed to strengthen institutions in Peru.

  • Defensoria welcomes IACHR verdict, deplores government inaction

    19 November 2015

    On 16 November, the Peruvian Ombudsman welcomed the verdict of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) on a case of the forced disappearance of 15 people in Santa Barbara, Ayacucho.

  • Brazil dam burst may have implications for Antamina

    19 November 2015

    The burst of two tailings dams in Brazil earlier this month led to the tragic loss of at least six lives, huge mud slips and a plume of mine waste travelling several hundred kilometres downstream. It has led BHP one of the companies involved to launch a re-think of corporate governance arrangements. This may affect its Antimina mine in Peru.

  • University law upheld

    14 November 2015

    On 11 November the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) finally upheld the Law on Universities.

  • Nadine admits notebooks were hers; stands down as candidate

    14 November 2015

    Nadine Heredia publically admitted that the notebooks with annotations about campaign expenses were hers. Heredia also made it clear that she will not be standing as a candidate in the upcoming elections.

  • 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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