Peru Support Group
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2538

Abstract:  The Peru Support Group was formed in 1978. Its purpose is to do Canadian solidarity work in support of people's struggles in Peru and to sensitize Canadians to the Peruvian reality. Most members of the Peru Support Group have visited or worked in Peru.

Its work involves:
- correspondence and information-sharing with Canadians working in Peru;
- working with other Latin American solidarity groups in Toronto;
- letterwriting campaigns to the Peruvian and Canadian government authorities (a good deal of the group's concern is related to human rights abuses in Peru)

The Peru Support Group receives publications from Peru and other parts of Latin America. The group is also developing an information file on Peru.
Because of the geopolitical connection between Peru and Bolivia, this group has also focussed some of its energy on Bolivia. In 1980-81, the Peru Group, in conjunction with Toronto groups and the Bolivian Solidarity Committee in Montreal, sponsored two educational events dealing with Bolivia. Recently the group has been examining the effects of a forestry project in the northern jungle area of Peru which is threatening the livelihood of native people in that area.
The Peru Support Group is eager to make contact with other groups and individuals across the country who have concerns related to Peru or Bolivia.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.

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