News & Analysis

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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Forced Labour in the Amazon

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has published a report that states that 30,000 Peruvians are the victims of forced labour in the Amazon region. Illegal lumberjacks, entering indigenous communities, offer money and goods such as rice and salt, before...

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Commission to bring TRC reparations closer

The commission for the Design and Monitoring of a Policy of Peace, Collective Reparations and National Reconciliation (CMAN) has asked the Peruvian government for a budget increase of US$15mn to provide compensation to those affected by violence in the conflict that...

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Threat to freedom of the press

UK journalist Sally Bowen and her co-author Jane Holligan, have been charged with libel in Peru after a businessman Fernando Zevallos filed a case against them. The Peru based organisation Foreign Press Association (APEP) has condemned the decision of judge Alfredo...

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