News & Analysis

World AIDS Day Celebrations in Ica, Peru

December 1st will see World Aids Day events taking place throughout the world. The community of Ica, a coastal town not far south of Lima, will be celebrating at the 'Health Centre for the Defence of Life'. They have a lot to celebrate. The work of the centre, in...

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2006 Elections: A Challenge to the Political Class

Politics and politicking have become almost synonymous over the last few years in Peru. The record of the Toledo administration in taking bold steps to resolve Peru's deep-seated problems has been dismal. Scandal and sleaze have been the everyday fare of politics. It...

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The Fujimori Extradition Campaign Goes Global

The campaign to extradite the former president Alberto Fujimori has intensified. Fransisco Soberón, secretary of the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH), stated that they were preparing to follow a new strengthened strategy. They plan to inform the...

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Peru Joins Forces With G8

Peru and members of the G8 countries have announced their plan to make a pact to "promote transparency and combat corruption". The G8 'compact' states, "Peru and the G8 share the view that corruption is a threat to democratic institutions, economic development and to...

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Camisea Gas Arrives in Lima

Twenty years ago natural gas was discovered deep in the Amazon jungle. In August, President Alejandro Toledo inaugurated the US$1.6bn project to pipe it across the Andes and up the Pacific coast to Lima. The reserves are expected to bring in US$8 bn over the next 40...

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Social Forum of the Americas (FSA)

The FSA took place in Quito, Ecuador. Organisers estimate that 10,000 people from the region, as well as special guests from other continents, attended. Campaigners from more than 45 nations took part. The FSA is part of the World Social Forum that began in 2001 in...

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