News & Analysis

Out of control?

The comptroller-general, Edgar Alarcón, is at the centre of a major political row, following the drip-feed of recorded conversations between himself and key government ministers. The first tape to emerge was of a conversation with the former minister of economy and...

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Will Zavala change course on the economy?

One of the consequences of a minister departing is that disagreements, previously held in reserve, come to the fore. So it seems that the new minister of economy and finance, Fernando Zavala, had clashed with his predecessor, Alfredo Thorne, over macroeconomic policy....

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UK visit by Esperanza Huayama

On 19 June, Esperanza Huayama arrived in London. She is a human rights defender and president of the association of forcibly sterilised women in the province of Huancabamba (Piura). She is also vice-president of the national association. Documentary maker Ines Ruiz,...

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Las Malvinas fire: a case of modern-day slavery

The devastating fire at Las Malvinas in Lima on 22 June showcased the terrible labour practises that led to the death of three young men who were locked in a container to work and unable to escape; they burned to death. It brought to light the general lack of...

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Fujimori pardon part of a political deal?

Is the price to be paid for a truce in the war with the Fujimoristas in Congress the granting of a pardon to former president Alberto Fujimori? The question hit the headlines as last week ended following the publication of an interview with President Pedro Pablo...

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Document suggests Keiko was offered Odebrecht cash

A document published by IDL Reporteros, a news analysis service linked to the Instuto de Defensa Legal (IDL), seems to confirm the fact that Ollanta Humala was not alone in being offered money to fund his presidential election campaign in 2011. A written document...

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Health row concerning Cerro de Pasco

Parents of sick children have been camping out in front of the health ministry in Lima, demanding proper attention to the health problems caused by mining activity at Cerro de Pasco in the central highlands. The eighth day of the protest saw press coverage of women...

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