News & Analysis

Lord Alderdice accepts to be new PSG president

The Peru Support Group is delighted to announce that Professor the Lord John Alderdice has agreed to become our new president this year. He follows Baroness Jean Coussins who has been our president since the death of Lord Eric Avebury in 2016. John Alderdice, a former...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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