News & Analysis

Garcia aide spills the beans

Luis Nava, Alan García’s former private secretary and one of his closest collaborators, both in his first administration (1985-90) and in his second (2006-11) has given details of how García spent the money he received from Odebrecht. In testimony to the state...

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Electoral activity: who will pay?

With legislative elections now due on 26 January and general elections a little more than a year later (with the likelihood of a second round), the question arises as to how candidates and parties will finance their political activities. The way previous elections...

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Unrest in the mining corridor

Communities along the so-called corridor minero in southern Peru are stepping up their campaign against the Chinese-owned MMG Corporation over the environmental damages they suffer. New communities have announced their support for protest moves. The corredor minero...

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The starting gun fired for legislative elections

On 9 October, the government formally announced the holding of legislative elections on 26 January. It instructed the various organisations responsible for organising elections to make the necessary arrangements. A day later, the Jurado Nacional de Elecciones (JNE)...

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