NEWS

  • ADEX highlights export concentration

    27 February 2016

    ADEX, the Peruvian exporters’ association, has published some interesting numbers about how few exporters account for the lion’s share of Peru’s exports.

  • Guzman's candidacy ruled in

    27 February 2016

    On 24 February, the Special Electoral Jury (Jurado Electoral Especial, JEE) ruled Julio Guzman’s candidacy to the presidency acceptable.

  • 2016 EITI Global Conference - Follow the Peru Support Group for ongoing coverage of the event

    23 February 2016

    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) 7th Global Conference will be held in Lima, 24-25 February 2016. 

    Follow us on Twitter (@Perusupport) and Facebook (/Perusupport) for up-to-date coverage and analysis of the #EITI2016 conference. Make sure also to look for further updates and follow up on our Website.

     

  • Las Bambas: community tension amid 'secret' presidential visit

    20 February 2016

    There is protest yet again at Las Bambas, the giant copper mine in Apurímac owned by the Chinese firm MMG Ltd. Tensions were heightened at the start of last week when rumours began to circulate of a visit by President Humala to the mine. On the night of 15/16 February, a group of 400 community members reoccupied the land.

  • Oil spills alarm Amazon populations

    20 February 2016

    Peru’s 42-year old Northern Peru Oil Pipeline, which connects the oilfields of Loreto with the refinery and port of Talara, is again showing its age and repeatedly putting at risk the populations living along its course. The latest cause for alarm took place on 17 February

  • Maxima Acuna faces new acts of harassment.

    15 February 2016

    On 10 February, the OMCT (World Organisation against Torture), issued an urgent action on behalf of Máxima Acuña Chaupe, alleging that she again has suffered acts of intimidation and threats against her and her family.

  • Candidates opine on ILO 169

    15 February 2016

    When asked by the newspaper La República whether they thought that there should be prior consultation before mining projects are permitted, only half of the 19 candidates replied that there should.

  • Death of a great campaigner

    15 February 2016

    It is with great sadness that we heard yesterday of the death of Lord Avebury. Eric Avebury was president of the Peru Support Group for many years.

  • Report criticises shortcomings in honouring Convention 169 commitments

    15 February 2016

    A report analysing the implementation of ILO Convention 169 (Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989) by the Peruvian government has been released. Through case examples, the report analyses in detail a number of shortcomings, showing how the Peruvian government has failed to live up to its international commitments. It identifies recommendations.

  • Dodgy funding sources?

    07 February 2016

    Political parties are desperate to access funding, especially sources of funding that effectively bypass the oversight of the electoral authorities. The ONPE, the entity in charge of administering electoral processes, has admitted that it is unable to establish the origin of cash flows to political parties from outside Peru.

  • 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. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • Climate Change

    Two important reports on the impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC ) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios and the Stern Review, place Peru as one of the countries that will be most affected by the effects of climate change.

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