News & Analysis

Fairtrade Fortnight: Have a Fairtrade event for PSG

This year we want to celebrate the ever increasing range of Peruvian Fairtrade products during Fairtrade Fortnight, from 6 to19 March, by asking our members to organise a Fairtrade event for the PSG. Fairtrade is an alternative to the free market, where fluctuating...

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The Coca Question in Peru

By Coletta A. Youngers is an independent consultant and Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) The overwhelming victory of coca grower leader Evo Morales in Bolivia's recent presidential elections provides a potent reminder of long-standing...

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The Humala Bandwagon

Opinion polls in Peru are now showing Ollanta Humala to be rivalling Lourdes Flores in the race for the presidency; some polls even put him in the lead. How are we to explain the sudden eruption of this relatively unknown candidate on the political scene? A number of...

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International and Peruvian NGOs under fire

When established interests find themselves under attack, it is becoming increasingly common for them to reach for the 'T' word, and accuse their opponents of being part of some international web of terrorist intrigue. A television documentary, aired in Lima last month...

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