• Afrodita's Mining Operations Suspended 'Indefinitely'

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    The Peruvian government suspended mining company Afrodita’s explorations activities in the northern Amazon region in mid-February after the firm was unable to prove its ownership of concession rights, the Ministry of Mining and Energy said in an official statement.

  • Mining Association Expels Doe Run for Poor Record on Pollution

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    US mining company Doe Run has been expelled as a member of Peru's National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE) for not complying with its environmental responsibilities.

  • APCI Found 'Irregularities' in 34 NGOs Working in Peru

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Executive director of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI), Carlos Pando, revealed that 34 NGOs have carried out irregular activities in the implementation of their projects during 2009.

  • Peru on Track for Second Energy Boom

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Researchers have confirmed that Peru is in the initial stages of a second energy boom, according to a study published in the Environmental Research Letters Journal last month.

  • Stop Press: Peru Support Group Launches New Website

    17 February 2010

    Email us if you have any difficulties navigating the new web site.

  • Protester in Bagua

    Final Report on Bagua Violence

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    The commission formed to investigate last June's confrontation between Peruvian police and indigenous protestors at Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon released its final report in December 2009.

  • Alberto Fujimori

    Supreme Court Upholds 25-Year Sentence for Fujimori

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    At the beginning of January 2010, the Peruvian Supreme Court unanimously ratified the 25-year jail sentence for former president Alberto Fujimori over a number of human rights violations that occurred during his time in power.

  • Minera Majaz S.A.

    More Violence Surrounding the Rio Blanco Mine Project

    Update 137. 31 January 2010

    On December 2nd 2009, a violent confrontation between local residents and police occurred in a town close to the Río Blanco mine project, in the province of Huancabamba (Piura).

  • Peru Moves Towards Legalising Abortion

    Update 136. 30 November 2009

    A Peruvian Congressional Commission has issued a proposal to allow abortion in certain circumstances, including when a woman or girl becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

  • Government Cuts Reparations Budget

    Update 136. 30 November 2009

    The Peruvian government has cut this year's budget for the Reparations Council (Consejo de Reparaciones), a national body set up as part of an Integral Reparations Plan (Plan Integral de Reparaciones - PIR), as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

  • 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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