News & Analysis

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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Tullow well ends up dry

Tullow Oil has announced that its Marina-1 exploration well in the Tumbes formation has not encountered any significant hydrocarbons. The well was drilled in 362m of water to a depth of 3,022m. It is the first deep water well to be drilled in Peru. The share price has...

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Four more out, four more in

On 13 January, President Martín Vizcarra swore in four new ministers. They are Fernando Castañeda (Justice), Susana Vilca (Energy and Mines), Carlos Lozada (Transport and Communications) and Martin Benavides (Education). They replace (in the same order), Ana Teresa...

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Pope Francis issues exhortation on the Amazon

On 12 February, Pope Francis issued his “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Querida Amazonia” taking up issues raised in the final report of the Amazon Synod. PSG reported on early drafts of the final report. The new document reaffirms the importance of an ‘integral...

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