News & 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...

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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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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...

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