NEWS

  • Julio Cotler dies at 86

    30 November -1

     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.

  • Tia Maria: date set for hearing

    30 November -1

    The latest news on Tía María is that the Consejo de Minería has announced that it will rule by the end of October on whether the project should go ahead. There will be hearings from both sides of the debate (the communities of the Tambo valley and Southern Peru Copper) during October followed by a verdict.

  • Who is the king of the castle?

    30 November -1

    Francisco Durand, more than anyone of his generation, has researched the ins and outs of Peru’s powerful business elite. Coinciding with a conference this week in the Catholic University on elites, civil society and the state in the Andean region and Southern Cone, Durand has published a useful guide to who he considers the most powerful of the powerful. http://otramirada.pe/el-empresario-m%C3%A1s-poderoso

  • 30 November -1

    On 9 September, Ashaninka leader Polico Díaz Sambache was reportedly attacked and kidnapped en route to meet a delegation headed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The delegation had travelled to the area for the purpose of continuing the process of legal community recognition. Díaz Sambache is the vice-president of the Community Nueva Austria in Huánuco region, and has been representing his community in the quest for legal recognition.

  • Confiep shows its true colours

    30 November -1


    Confiep, Peru’s powerful private business confederation, has always maintained close ties to Fuerza Popular as well as its various pre-incarnations (Cambio 90 etc). Last week it put its loyalty to the Fuji-cause up in lights. In a statement issued on 30 September, it expresses its “energetic rejection” of the “violation of the constitution perpetrated by the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra” on the basis of an “unconstitutional argument”.

  • Confiep shows its true colours

    30 November -1

    Confiep, Peru’s powerful private business confederation, has always maintained close ties to Fuerza Popular as well as its various pre-incarnations (Cambio 90 etc). Last week it put its loyalty to the Fuji-cause up in lights. In a statement issued on 30 September, it expresses its “energetic rejection” of the “violation of the constitution perpetrated by the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra” on the basis of an “unconstitutional argument”.

  • 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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