Peru
The socio-economic crisis is aggravating the health crisis in Peru

The unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of hunger have forced millions of Peruvians to venture out and risk infection

Víctor Polay: Incarceration in a Peruvian Naval Base

The political prisoner has spent the past two decades in complete isolation in a special penitentiary center on a Naval Base in Peru. Amid the spread of COVID-19 the incarcerated population is especially at risk

Peruvians fight the COVID-19 outbreak amid water crisis and neoliberalism

The government led by President Martín Vizcarra has taken measures that heed social distancing, but has completely disregarded the water criss in the country, which is fundamental in avoiding contagion of the novel coronavirus

Peruvian activists and farmers on trial for protesting against Tía María mining project

District attorney of Arequipa has demanded up to 30 years in jail for all the leaders who opposed the Tía María mining project and led the resistance struggle against it

Parliamentary elections in Peru: a fragmented congress and a defeat of Fujimorismo

According to an exit poll, the far-right Popular Force party, led by the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, only won 20 out of the 130 seats

Peruvian Constitutional Court validates the dissolution of congress

The court declared President Martín Vizcarra’s decision to dissolve the congress constitutionally valid and announced that parliamentary elections will be held on January 26

Peruvian Mining Council authorizes the construction of Tía María mining project

The inhabitants of the Tambo Valley, where the mine is located, rejected the decision and called to continue the indefinite strike that they have been carrying out since July 15

Future of Tía María mining project hangs in the balance

The Peruvian Mining Council held a public hearing on the Tía María mining project and the final ruling will decide the future of the mining project resisted for almost a decade

Uncertainty looms over Peru

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the National Congress, then the legislators retaliated and voted to suspend him

Peruvians protest against water privatization

Protesters are demanding the abolition of a decree that seeks to privatize water services in Lima and Callao

Peruvian mine industry workers suspend indefinite strike

The workers suspended their strike this week in order to facilitate a dialogue with the authorities on their demands

Peruvian mining industry workers begin an indefinite general strike

The mine workers are demanding a dignified collective negotiation agreement and abolition of an anti-labor reform, approved by the president in July

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