News & Analysis

Peru and Chile border dispute over sea intensifies

Diplomatic tensions between Peru and Chile increased when the Peruvian Congress unanimously approved a bill that will grant Peru 38,000 sq km of fishing waters that are also claimed by Chile. Chile currently controls the area and claims that the new law, signed by...

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Fujimori’s move to Chile: Was it all calculated?

On the 6th of November, Alberto Fujimori, former Peruvian president (1990-2000) was detained in Chile, after having lived in self imposed exile in Japan for the last four years. A fugitive from justice, believed to have been born in Peru but with Japanese nationality,...

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Corruption continues

The recent marches in Lima and other Peruvian cities to protest against corruption reflect the widespread disillusionment felt by many Peruvians. Five years ago, the hundreds of 'Vladivideos' and other revelations showed how common corrupt practices were at all levels...

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Peruvian Women Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to the 8 Peruvian women nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. They are: Maria Cleofé Sumire López founded the Andean Women's Association (AMA). Felícitas Estela Linares Meneses founded the Communication and Environment Institute (Icma). Angélica...

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Reparations Law Approved in Congress

Hundreds of campaigners and human rights activists, along with those affected by the conflict of 1980-2000 in which 70,000 people lost their lives, rallied outside the Palace of the Legislative in support of the proposed reparations law (Ley de Reparaciones), being...

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Gleneagles and Debt

Much has been said about the British government's stand on debt, and much more will be said about it as the Gleneagles meeting of the G8 approaches. Gordon Brown's much-vaunted 'new deal' for developing countries has been given a top billing, including his proposals...

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The Campaign for Dignified Housing for All:

The Campaign for Dignified Housing for All: Access to Land Rights and Debt Exchange for Investment in Housing Although the right to adequate housing was removed from the Peruvian constitution during the Fujimori government, minimum housing standards are defined as...

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