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.

Latest News and Analysis

Vizcarra`s speech hints at a new deal for mining

President Vizcarra`s Independence Day speech offered general statements, worrisome announcements and some significant silences on mining issues. What he said is consistent with previous assertions: the commitment to mining is on so long as it is done in ways that are...

PEP statement on Espinar

We have drawn attention to the increasingly conflictive situation brewing in the province of Espinar where Glencore owns the key Tintaya mining complex as well as its extension at Antapaccay. Local communities have taken issue with Glencore over the latter’s refusal...

Tension mounts in Espinar

Tensions are mounting once again in Espinar in the Cuzco region around Glencore's operations and with respect to the Framework Agreement (Convenio Marco) which embodies the company's commitments to the communities affected by its mining operations. On 14 July, a...

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