• Fresh tensions over border with Chile

    09 November 2015

    There has been a flurry of diplomatic exchanges between Peru and Chile over the last week with reference to the four hectare triangle of territory on the frontier left unresolved by the Internal Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling last year on the two countries’ maritime frontier.

  • Las Bambas strike ends

    31 October 2015

    On 29 October, the minister of the interior, José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, announced the ending of the state of emergency, decreed a month earlier, in the provinces of Cotabambas, Grau, Andahuaylas and Chincheros in Apurímac, and Espinar and Chumbivilcas in Cusco.

  • New Justice Minister

    31 October 2015

    Aldo Vásquez was sworn in on 29 October as Peru’s latest justice minister.

  • Convoca calculates millions in unpaid fines

    31 October 2015

    Convoca has been calculating the scale of fines that would have been levied against contaminating companies in the extractives sector but for the let-out clauses given by the government last year.

  • Battle over the first lady's diaries forces minister to resign

    26 October 2015

    On 19 October, Justice Minister Gustavo Adrianzén dismissed Public Prosecutor Julia Príncipe because she chose to give testimony to the commission investigating Nadine Heredia without first seeking official consent.

  • Cardinal, Sodalicio accused

    26 October 2015

    The Institute for the Protection of Rights of Minors (IDDEREM) has issued a writ against the Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lima Juan Luis Cipriani claiming that he was responsible for a presumed cover-up of sexual crimes against under-age children committed by priests, as well as obstruction of justice and complicity in such crimes.

  • Von Hesse selected as PNP 'pre-candidate'

    26 October 2015

    Von Hesse’s designation as ‘pre-candidate’ comes with the stamp of approval from on high. He is supported by Nadine Heredia, the first lady and the PNP president.

  • Las Bambas: a critical report

    19 October 2015

    CooperAcion, the Lima-based NGO, has issued a report on the Las Bambas conflict in Apurímac.

  • AP reports on military corruption in VRAEM

    19 October 2015

    A report from the Associated Press points to the strategies of collusion on the part of military authorities in the VRAEM in the burgeoning 'air bridge' drug trade between Peru and Bolivia.

  • World Bank advocates consultation, social infrastructure

    11 October 2015

    The World Bank director for the Andean region, Alberto Rodríguez, considers Peru’s legislation on prior consultation to be one of this area’s most advanced.

  • 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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