• 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

  • Protest at BNP closure

    07 September 2015

    A number of Peruvian academics and others have protested at the closure, for a full month and a half, of the Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP).

  • 'Mapping' human rights violations

    30 August 2015

    The Justice Ministry announced on August 26 that it intends to organise a series of regional dialogues to evaluate the human rights situation on the ground in Peru.

  • Block 192: conflict imminent over government award to Canadian company

    30 August 2015

    The contract to exploit Block 192 expired at the end of August and the government has apparently signed a contract with a Canadian firm, Pacific Stratus Energy.

  • Peru exposed to Chinese slowdown

    30 August 2015

    The stock market malaise in China, the devaluation of the Chinese currency and the general slowdown in growth there spell severe problems for the Peruvian economy.

  • 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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