Peru Support Group

An independent NGO that works to defend human rights, promote social inclusion and strengthen democracy

News and Analysis

We draw attention to poverty and human rights issues in Peru by providing timely news and analysis to an international network of policymakers, researchers and civil society groups.

Facts and Key Issues

Peru is a country of abundant natural resources and rich culture. Despite this, over half of the population live in poverty. Social discrimination and inequality are widespread.

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Peru Support Group is partially supported by CAFOD and occasional other contracts that we obtain. But without donors we could not continue.

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Latest News and Analysis

Virus update

On 26 March, President Martín Vizcarra extended the lockdown in Peru, first announced on 15 March, until 12 April, Easter Sunday. Under these rules a night-time curfew is enforced, and one member of each family is allowed out to buy food, medicines or to go to a bank...

COVID 19, the mining sector and community welfare

The first case of COVID 19 in the mining sector has been confirmed: an administrative worker in Cerro Verde, the Freeport McMoran company's mine just outside the city of Arequipa. This has focused the spotlight on the difficult policy issues in managing the virus in...

COVID-19 and water as a ‘common good’

We here reproduce an article by Maria Teresa Oré of the Catholic University (PUCP) commissioned by Punto.edu, the university newspaper. "Wash your hands with soap and water for twenty seconds and several times a day" "Use soap and water to save your life" Those are...

Peru in lockdown over Covid-19

Over the past week, Peru has gone into lockdown in response to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19. On top of the closure of borders and the suspension of international air, land and sea/river traffic, the Vizcarra government has imposed tight controls over all...

Communities in Block 192 submit complaint to the OECD

Communities of the four river basins affected by oil extraction activities in Block 192 have filed a formal complaint to the Dutch National Point of Contact of the OECD against the Dutch-based company Pluspetrol. They claim that, despite repeated requests and dialogue...

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Lord Brenan QC
Ann Clwyd MP
Linda Fabiani MSP
Richard Howitt
Simon Hughes
Reverend Ed O'Connell
Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Professor William Rowe
Rosemary Thorp CBE
Wendy Tyndale

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Graham Greene

Coordinator

Ana Reyes-Hurt
Tel: +44 (0) 7936 631 932
Email: coordinator@perusupportgroup.org.uk
Skype: peru.support.group