• Investigation into forced sterilisation reopened

    31 December 1969

    On 23 August, Prosecutor Luis Landa Burgos ordered the reopening of the investigation into the case against those deemed responsible for the creation of the state programme on human reproduction in the 1990s.

  • Extractives: new policies

    31 December 1969

    The Kuczynski government has come up with a number of novel initiatives in a range of areas in relation to the extractives sector, in an effort to change the terms of engagement with mining companies. The cooperation of investors in this sector is viewed as fundamental to the economic success of the regime.

  • Opposition to TPP

    31 December 1969

    Rallies took place in Lima on 12 October in protest at the Peruvian government’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and further protests are scheduled to coincide with the presence of US President Barrack Obama in Lima for the APEC summit next month.

  • Controversy at the Memory Museum

    31 December 1969

    Prominent sociologist Guillermo Nugent has been asked to leave his position as the director of the Lugar de la Memoria Tolerancia e Inclusión Social (LUM). After 10 months in charge and having achieved its prominent space in Lima’s cultural landscape, Nugent became the latest victim of the battles for memory being waged in Peru.

  • Julio Cotler dies at 86

    31 December 1969

     It was with deep regret that we learnt last week of the death of Julio Cotler.

  • Julio Cotler dies at 86

    31 December 1969

     It was with deep regret that we learnt last week of the death of Julio Cotler. Cotler, an anthropologist by training but a political sociologist in practice, has long been one of Peru’s outstanding intellectuals and an acerbic critic of successive governments that have ruled the country in recent decades.

  • 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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