• Fujimori Convicted of Corruption

    Update 134. 31 July 2009

    On July 20th, former president Alberto Fujimori was convicted by Peru's Supreme Court of channelling US$15 million (approximately £9.3million) of state funds to his former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos. Fujimori was given a seven-and-a-half year jail sentence.

  • EU Trade Negotiations End Fifth Round

    Update 134. 31 July 2009

    At the end of July, the fifth round of negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Peru and Colombia was held in Lima.

  • Soldiers Die in Shining Path Ambush

    Update 133. 31 May 2009

    Members of the Shining Path killed 14 soldiers in two ambushes in Peru's Ayacucho province.

  • Rio Blanco: Torture: Investigation Incomplete

    Update 132. 31 March 2009

    Public prosecutors investigating the alleged torture of protestors at the Rio Blanco mining project in 2005 have found the police responsible.

  • Environmentalists Cleared of Terrorism

    Update 132. 31 March 2009

    Terrorist allegations against 35 environmental and human rights activists and local politicians from Piura (northern Peru) have been shelved again.

  • More Deaths Since Police Granted Extra Powers

    Update 132. 31 March 2009

    Pro-human rights association APRODEH has said that the number of civilian deaths has increased significantly since legislation affording the police extra powers was passed by President Garcia in August 2007

  • Peru's Environment Minister Highlights Impact of Deforestation

    Update 131. 31 January 2009

    Peru's first Environment Minister Antonio Brack visited several European countries, including the UK, in December on his way to the latest round of UN talks on climate change in Poznan (Poland).

  • PSG Sponsors

    Update 131. 31 January 2009

    Harold Pinter - Statement of Condolence

    Rosemary Thorp - Congratulations

  • Cabinet Resigns Over Corruption Scandal

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    In October, President García's entire cabinet resigned following a corruption scandal surrounding the granting of oil concessions which implicated members of the APRA party.

  • Ex-Ambassador Charged with Insider Dealing

    Update 130. 30 November 2008

    Richard Ralph, former ambassador to Peru and ex-chairman of Monterrico Metals mining company, has been fined £117,691.41 (about US$176,000) by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) for insider dealing.

  • 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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