By Cesar Uco, 1 April 2017
The ravages of El Niño have exposed the stark social inequality that pervades Peruvian society and the indifference of the country’s ruling elite to the conditions of the masses.
By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 27 March 2017
The Cerro Verde miners strike has now entered its third week, despite a government decree declaring the action illegal.
By Cesar Uco, 20 March 2017
The disaster has exposed the inability of the Peruvian government to either prepare for or properly respond to increasingly frequent climatic catastrophes.
By Cesar Uco, 2 March 2017
The Odebrecht corruption scandal has implicated leading politicians not only in Peru, but throughout Latin America.
Twenty-three dead, thousands homeless due to lack of infrastructure as floods and mudslides strike Lima, Peru
By Cesar Uco, 10 February 2017
Those who drowned in the floods and who were buried alive in the mud are victims of the capitalist system.
By Armando Cruz, 8 February 2017
Among the major figures that may be targeted by prosecutors is the current Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
By Cesar Uco, 24 January 2017
There are thousands of informal mines in Peru, with miners risking their lives working for third parties under extremely dangerous conditions.
By Cesar Uco, 17 January 2017
The eruption of violent clashes in Lima over the imposition of tolls follows a similar pattern seen in Mexico with the protests over the hike in gasoline prices.
By Cesar Uco, 4 January 2017
After six months in office, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski confronts mounting corruption scandals along with growing social unrest.
By a reporter, 10 November 2016
The armed clashes in a small town in eastern Peru were emblematic of the political crisis and corruption dominating the country following President Kuczynski’s assumption of power.
By Cesar Uco, 7 October 2016
The Peruvian security forces have been rocked by revelations of extra-legal killings and rampant corruption.
By Armando Cruz, 10 August 2016
Like the president himself, the incoming cabinet is drawn from the higher echelons of Peruvian and international big business.
By Armando Cruz, 16 June 2016
Decisive in the narrow victory of the former IMF official was the unconditional support granted by the Broad Front of the Left (Frente Amplio).
By Armando Cruz and Cesar Uco, 21 April 2016
National and international investors welcomed the results, as both contenders back policies facilitating the exploitation of the Peruvian working class.
By Armando Cruz, 22 March 2016
The elections are dominated by the thoroughgoing alienation of the Peruvian population from the political establishment as a whole.
By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 31 December 2015
The state of emergency is intended as a demonstration for the domestic and foreign business elites that the government can—and will—suspend democratic rights as it sees fit.
By Armando Cruz, 18 November 2015
The most revealing thing about Peru’s “left” primary is that the vote count was entrusted to a branch of the US National Endowment for Democracy.
By Cesar Uco, 17 October 2015
After the settlement of a strike in which police shot and killed four workers, some 200 similar social struggles are continuing across the country.
By Cesar Uco, 26 August 2015
The bid by the government of President Ollanta Humala and the Peruvian bourgeoisie to market Peru as a haven for foreign capital is rapidly failing under the impact of deepening crisis.
By Cesar Uco, 1 August 2015
Two out of three Peruvians report being unable to live off of their salaries, while just 113 families monopolize 46 percent of the country’s wealth.
By Alexander Fangmann, 30 May 2015
The trip yielded a variety of trade and investment deals, along with infrastructure initiatives—all aimed at counteracting slowing domestic growth while expanding influence in the region.
By Armando Cruz, 30 January 2015
Marches against the bill were met with state violence, along with a campaign of intimidation by the government and alleged infiltration by agents provocateurs.
By Armando Cruz, 21 January 2015
The sudden layoffs have caused mass outrage and provoked speculation that a vast reorganization of the municipality may be under way.
By Armando Cruz and Cesar Uco, 30 December 2014
Under the pretext of promoting youth employment, the law is an attack against the working class, aimed at redistributing wealth to big business.
By Armando Cruz, 21 October 2014
The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital.
By Cesar Uco, 13 October 2014
The rise of Peru’s GDP in recent years can be quickly erased, returning millions of Peruvians to conditions of extreme poverty.
By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 19 July 2014
Moody’s upgrading of Peru’s debt comes in the wake of new pro-corporate economic measures.
Losing the Human Form: A seismic image of the 1980s in Latin America
By Armando Cruz, 10 April 2014
The exhibition, presented in Madrid in 2012 and recently in Lima, Peru, is a fascinating compilation of works from the 1980s that voiced opposition to the militarized regimes in Latin America.
By César Uco, 25 February 2014
Doctors working for the Ministry of Health earn US$1,000 a month, making them among the lowest paid in Latin America.
By César Uco and Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2014
Last week’s ruling by the International Court of Justice settling a dispute over maritime boundaries between Chile and Peru has failed to quell nationalist tensions between the two countries.
By César Uco, 15 January 2014
Petrobrás, the government-run oil company, is selling off international assets to finance its investments in offshore oil.
By Armando Cruz, 20 December 2013
The exposure of extraordinary police protection for a convicted criminal of the Fujimori dictatorship has thrown Peru’s government into crisis.
By César Uco, 17 August 2013
The collapse of President Humala’s pretense of “social inclusion” has led to growing popular struggles.
By Armando Cruz and Luis Arce, 23 July 2013
The Civil Service Law passed by the Peruvian Congress is the latest attack on the working class by the “left” nationalist government of President Ollanta Humala.
By Armando Cruz, 6 June 2013
Measures carried out by Humala, who won the presidency in 2011 promising to battle “neo-liberalism,” have placed him to the right of his predecessors.
By Armando Cruz, 7 November 2012
Four dead and more than 100 wounded was the outcome of the repression of a riot in La Parada, an old wholesale market in the working class district of La Victoria in downtown Lima.
By Armando Cruz, 27 September 2012
A pair of wildcat strikes by teachers and doctors has become the latest episode of class struggle to undermine the government of Peru’s nationalist president, Ollanta Humala.
By Armando Cruz, 10 July 2012
Ollanta Humala declared another “state of emergency” in the northern highlands region of Cajamarca to suppress a powerful movement opposing the multi-billion-dollar Conga mining project.
By Armando Cruz, 6 June 2012
Peruvian president Ollanta Humala has imposed a state of emergency in the province of Espinar in Cusco to quell violent protests over a mining company’s environmental destruction.
By Armando Cruz and Luis Arce, 29 March 2012
On March 15, three workers were shot dead in protests against Peruvian government decrees penalizing those involved in “informal mining.”
By Luis Arce, 25 February 2012
Twenty-nine people died as the result of a fire that ripped through the “Christ is Love” rehabilitation center located in one of the poorest districts of Lima on January 28.
By Armando Cruz, 22 February 2012
On Friday, February 10, thousands of Peruvians participated in the “Gran Marcha Nacional por el Agua,” or “Grand March for Water,” in downtown Lima.
By Luis Arce, 15 December 2011
A week after its declaration of a state of emergency in Cajamarca, the replacement of Peru’s prime minister by a retired army officer signals a sharp turn to the right by President Humala’s government.
By Luis Arce and Armando Cruz, 16 August 2011
Ollanta Humala, who won the Peruvian election on the basis of appeals to nationalism and resentment over social inequality, has filled key posts in his cabinet with representatives of the ruling elite.
By Luis Arce, 12 August 2011
Latin America’s financial markets suffered the most severe losses of any in the world in the “Black Monday” global sell-off that followed the downgrading of US debt.
By Luis Arce, 11 June 2011
Following his victory at the polls last Sunday, Peru’s president-elect has made it his first priority to reassure capitalist investors, foreign and national, that they have nothing to fear.
By Luis Arce, 7 June 2011
With nearly 90 percent of the vote counted in the presidential election held in Peru Sunday, the ex-army officer Ollanta Humala emerged as the clear winner.
By Luis Arce, 4 June 2011
A week before Peruvians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, nearly 20,000 members of the Aymara native ethnic group occupied the city of Puno.
By Luis Arce, 13 April 2011
The nationalist candidate of Gana Peru (Peru Wins), former army officer Ollanta Humala, won the first round of the presidential election in Peru.
By Luis Arce, 2 April 2011
The meteoric rise of Ollanta Humala to first place in the polls two weeks before Peruvians elect a new president has taken the media and the country’s ruling elite by surprise.
By Luis Arce, 2 March 2011
Two weeks ago, El Comercio, Peru’s most influential newspaper, began publishing secret cables from the US embassy in Lima released by of WikiLeaks. What has been released so far reveals the degree of submission and dependency on US imperialism by all the major political parties of the Peruvian bourgeoisie.
By Cesar Uco, 11 October 2010
The Peruvian elections have dealt a humiliating defeat to the traditional parties, with a “resurgence of the left” being proclaimed in Lima, and the victory of regional groupings elsewhere in the country.
By Luis Arce, 15 July 2009
Peru’s President Garcia is moving towards a confrontation with the working class in the wake of nationwide protests over the recent massacre in the Amazon basin.
By our correspondent in Lima, 15 July 2009
Thousands of workers marched in Lima, Peru on July 8 in opposition to the free-market economic policies of President Alan Garcia.
By Luis Arce, 23 June 2009
In the face of mass protests over the recent massacre in the Amazon basin and continuing blockades by indigenous groups, the Peruvian government has been forced to repeal two decrees opening up the region to exploitation.
By Luis Arce, 13 June 2009
A wave of mass demonstrations and marches swept across the whole of Peru Thursday in popular repudiation of the government’s massacre of Amazon Indians last week.
By Luis Arce, 8 June 2009
A massacre carried out by heavily armed Peruvian security against protesting Amazon Indians left dozens dead as the Garcia government attempts to open up the region to exploitation by the transnational corporations.
By Luis Arce, 10 April 2009
A three-judge panel of Peru’s Supreme Court unanimously sentenced former President Alberto Fujimori to 25 years in prison Tuesday for his role in two massacres carried out by the military death squad known as Grupo Colina, as well as kidnappings.
By Luis Arce, 9 April 2009
Responding to fears that growing social unrest will scare off foreign capital, Peruvian President Alan Garcia vowed to employ extra-constitutional power to guarantee the security of foreign investments in Peru.
11 November 2008
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