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issue 321 - March 2000

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ACTION
The following groups are concerned with democratic rights and development in Peru.

Aotearoa/NZ
Amnesty International NZ (Campaigning)
Level 6 Rossmore House,
123 Molesworth Street,
PO Box 793, Wellington.
Tel:(+64) 4 499 3349.
Fax:(+64) 4 499 3505.
E-mail [email protected]
Website www.amnesty.org.nz

Latin America Committee,
Paul Bruce, PO Box 925 Wellington.
Tel: (+64) 4 389 8699

 

Australia
Donna Ayoub,
PO Box 161, Pendle Hill, NSW 2C45.
Tel: (+61) 2 9637 7600
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Britain
Peru Support Group
Fenner Brockway House,
37-39 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 OES.
Tel: (+44) 171 620 1103.
Fax: (+44)171 261 9291.
E-mail [email protected]
Website: www.perusupportgroup.co.uk

 

Canada
Inter-Church Committee for Human Rights in Latin America,
129 St Clair Ave, East, Toronto, ON M4V 1N5,
Tel: (+1) 416 921 0801;
Fax: (+1) 416 921 3843;
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.web.apc.org/~icchrla

Development and Peace Peru Campaign,
5633 Sherbrooke St East, Montreal, Quebec H1N 1A3
Tel: (+1) 514 257 8711;
Fax: (+1) 514 257 8497;
Website: www.devp.org

 

Peru
CNDDHH (National Co-ordination of Human Rights)
Túpac Amaru 2467, Lince, Lima 14.
Tel/fax: (+51) 1 441 1533.
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.cnddhh.org.pe

IDL (Institute of Legal Defence),
Jiron Toribo Polo 248, Santa Cruz, Miraflores.
Tel: (+51) 1 442 4037
E-mail: [email protected]
Publish monthly magazine IDEELE.

 

United States
Peru Peace Network/USA
PO Box 1433, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1433,
Tel/fax: (+1) 573 636-8979
Email: [email protected]

Worth Reading
Varied, intriguing and an excellent starting point is The Peru Reader edited by Orin Starn, Carlos Iván Degregori and Robin Kirk (Latin America Bureau, 1995/Duke University Press, Durham, NC). More factual and concise but also well written and researched is Peru in Focus by Jane Hooligan de Díaz-Límaco (Latin America Bureau/Interlink, London/New York, 1998). Shining and Other Paths edited by Steve J Stern (Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1998) is thorough, diverse and authoritative. Las Rondas Campesinas y la Derrota de Sendero Luminoso by Carlos Iván Degregori, José Coronel, Ponciano del Pino, Orin Starn (IEP Ediciones, Lima, 1996) tells the story (in Spanish) of how peasant patrols beat Sendero, while Nightwatch by Orin Starn (Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1999) goes deeper into the peacetime origins of the rondas. Robin Kirk’s The Monkey’s Paw (University of Massachusetts Press, Boston 1997) is personal, vivid, intrepid journalism, with fascinating interviews with Sendero Luminoso women. And Fujimori’s Peru edited by John Crabtree and Jim Thomas (ILAS, London, 1998), offers an excellent take on the Fujimori phenomenon from a political and economic perspective.

Websites for Peruvian media in Spanish:
La República (centre-left daily) http://www.Larepublica.com.pe  
Caretas (quality weekly news magazine) http://www.caretas.com.pe

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