• 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.

  • Former president to stand trial

    12 September 2015

    General Francisco Morales Bermúdez, de facto president of Peru between 1975 and 1980, is to face legal proceedings for his role in Operation Cóndor in 1978.

  • Press concentration case taken to IACHR

    12 September 2015

    The concentration of media ownership continues to be a major issue in Peru. The judiciary is not resolving complaints put to it following the purchase of Epensa by the El Comercio group. A journalist  has presented a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

  • Human Trafficking

    07 September 2015

    The 2015 report on Trafficking in Persons is an annual report by the US Department of State. The latest version maintains Peru in the category 'tier 2', along with the majority of Latin American countries

  • 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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