News & Analysis

Poverty map published

Uchurracay will reverberate in the memory of those who recall the long years of internal strife that afflicted Peru between 1980 and 1992. It was there that a band of eight journalists was hacked to death when they set out to investigate rumours that peasant...

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Gender inequality the focus of Oxfam report

Issues of poverty and inequality are never far from the work of Oxfam whose latest report is on the world-wide care economy. According to the report, published by Oxfam GB, “economic inequality is out of control”. Nowhere is this more patent than with gender...

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Awajún and Wampis demand enquiry into killing

On 27 February, members of the Awajún and Wampis peoples staged a protest outside the justice ministry demanding an effective and thorough enquiry into the death of one of their leaders. Américo Entzacua Santiak was found dead on 13 February in the town of Juan...

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Gold dredgers threaten Iquitos water supply

The Citizens’ Committee for the Defence of the Water Supply for the City of Iquitos and the Head of the Allpahuayo Mishana Nature Reserve have both raised the alarm regarding the appearance of three gold dredging boats near indigenous communities along the Nanay River...

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A book on La Granja

Of interest to readers of the PSG Newsletter will be a recently published book on La Granja, the mine developed (but now abandoned) by Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ). The book is published by Routledge and authored by Gerardo Castillo Guzmán. We have not read the book, but it...

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Gang of Four move centre stage

Four political parties last week signed what they called a ‘governability accord’. They include Acción Popular, Alianza para el Progreso, Somos Perú and Podemos Perú. At the last minute the Partido Morado dropped out of the agreement and was replaced by Podemos Perú....

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