News & Analysis

The new President

The election of a new president opens up a new period, a period that provides the chance to look at things differently. It brings new opportunities, and hopefully new approaches to old problems. But we don't know whether these opportunities will be grasped, still less...

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New Peru Euro network lobbies the European Parliament

A group of NGOs and support groups throughout Europe have come together to form a European Platform on Peru (PEP). The PSG is part of this group and was in Brussels in March to lobby Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the recommendations of the Truth...

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MRTA Rebel leader convicted

A Peruvian court has sentenced the leader of a Marxist insurgent group to 32 years in prison, after finding him guilty of nearly 30 crimes committed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Victor Polay Campos, former leader and co-founder of the Revolutionary Movement...

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Camisea disaster

On the first Saturday of March, a liquid gas pipeline ruptured into the jungle town of Echarati, a lush corner of the Cusco region and home to one of the world's most bio diverse rain forests. The Camisea pipeline has been heralded as one of Peru's most important...

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The 2006 Election

By the time you read this, we may know the results of the first round of presidential elections, to be held on April 9. Even a week or so before, it was hard to know with any certainty who would come out on top. A second round, towards the end of May, seemed likely,...

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