NEWS

  • PSG crowdfunding campaign

    30 June 2018

    We need your help to keep the PSG going. If you are able, please support us through our crowdfunder appeal.

  • World Cup fever activates calls against racism

    30 June 2018

    For the first time in 36 years Peru qualified for the world’s biggest football event, and the country went wild. A reported 40,000 Peruvians made the trip to Russia, many from Peru but also from countries all over the world.

  • Census: reading the numbers

    30 June 2018

    The national statistics office (INEI) last week published some of the results from last year’s census. The numbers underline how Peru’s demographic profile is changing. The total population of the country is put at 31.3 million.

  • Campaign for Lima mayor gets under way

    24 June 2018

    Last week saw the official start of the campaign, which will conclude in October, to see who replaces Luis Castañeda Lossio as mayor of Lima. No fewer than 21 candidates lined up at the starting line.

  • Teachers start new strike

    24 June 2018

    Peru’s teachers initiated a new campaign of strikes last week, aimed to increase teachers’ pay and at forcing the government to retreat on its plans to reform the profession. In response, the government made a number of announcements designed to dissuade teachers from supporting the strike, including docking wages and threats of dismissal.

  • Law to exclude Guzman and Mendoza fails, for now

    17 June 2018

    Legislation under discussion in the Constitutional Commission of the Peruvian Congress designed to exclude candidates from the 2021 presidential elections suffered a setback on 13 June.

  • Anglo sells part of its interest in Quellaveco to Mitsubishi

    17 June 2018

    Anglo American announced on 14 June that it has agreed to sell 21.9% of its share in Quellaveco in the Moquegua region for US$600 million to Mitsubishi.

  • UK review of anti-corruption law praised

    17 June 2018

    Global Witness has welcomed the recent British government endorsement to the 2015 anti-corruption law, which had been under review. Global Witness and other civil society actors are now calling on decision-makers in the United States and the EU to take note.

  • New Economy Minister: will he pursue tax reform?

    10 June 2018

    Carlos Oliva was sworn in on 7 June to replace David Tuesta as minister of economy and finance.

  • Kenji Fujimori suspended, but not ousted

    10 June 2018

    On 6 June, members of Congress decided to suspend Kenji Fujimori, Bienvenido Ramírez and Guillermo Bocángel while the judiciary investigates alleged vote-buying

  • 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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