News & Analysis

The time of reckoning

In the past months the Peruvian justice system has been involved in a series of investigations of corruption at all levels of government. In the last week many of those processes have come to a head and this has led to a moment of reckoning for both members of...

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Monitoring the use of forestry resources

At the end of last year, the public sector body OSINFOR, a key organisation in monitoring illegal logging, was moved from its adscription to the Council of Ministers to the Environment Ministry, a move initiated by the previous government and interpreted by some as a...

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Resignation of Vice Minister of Energy and Mines

On Friday 26 April the acceptance was announced of the resignation of Miguel Inchaustegui from the post he took up nearly a year ago as Vice Minister of Energy and Mines. Inchaustegui is retiring ‘for personal reasons’. He came from a senior position at Goldfields...

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Odebrecht: Barata’s testimony

After months of expectation the Head of Odebrecht in Peru, Jorge Barata, gave his testimony on the illegal payments made to politicians and businessmen. In the aftermath of Alan Garcia’s death there was much expectation as to what he would reveal on that case. Barata...

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Exit Alan Garcia

Alan Garcia’s suicide removes one of Peru’s most influential politicians, even though that influence declined notably in the last few years. Ever since picking up Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre’s mantle as leader of APRA (Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana) in the...

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Political reforms presented to Congress

On 10 April, the executive branch submitted a series of reforms to Congress for its approval. The reforms corresponded roughly to the recommendations made by the commission led by Fernando Tuesta, submitted to the government three weeks earlier. The main change was...

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Progress achieved at Las Bambas

Efforts by the Catholic Church to bring the different sides together (which was about to happen as we went to press last week) led to ten hours of negotiations in Lima. Gregorio Rojas, leader of the Fuerabambas community, Prime Minister Salvador del Solar and leading...

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