News & Analysis

Aduviri trial raises tensions in Puno

Behind judicial verdicts lie political interests, or so the supporters of Puno Governor Walter Aduviri believe. With a judicial verdict in his case likely to come up next month, Aduviri’s backers are threatening to mobilise their not inconsiderable political weight in...

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Presidential popularity surge, but for how long?

Lacking a political party to back him up, President Martín Vizcarra’s political muscle in dealing with a recalcitrant Congress is his personal popularity. And there is no doubt that a confrontational stance towards Congress, or at least its fujiaprista majority, wins...

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Traincrash averted, at least for now

On 5 June, after two days of debate, Congress gave its support to the cabinet led by Salvador del Solar and its programme of political reform. Congress will need to approve these reforms by the end of the current legislature which could feasibly be extended to 15...

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US-China trade war could cost Peru dear

Cheer-leader or sober analyst? The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) tends to abound with confidence in its predictions at times when independent economists prefer a less ecstatic take on the future of growth. In its predictions for 2019, the MEF forecast a growth...

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BHP world tailings dam review includes Antamina

BHP has undertaken a very useful review of its tailing dams world-wide. It includes an introduction to such dams and description of those in its portfolio with a risk review. Such reviews are now necessary by all mining companies following the recent failure of two...

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