Lima

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 6, 2017 1 comment

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls

Protesters in Lima’s northern districts of Puente Piedra, Ancon and Santa Rosa destroyed toll booths and battled police over a proposed toll on the Panamericana Norte highway on Wednesday. Over 200  Full Article »

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 3, 2017 1 comment

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years

A republican-era mansion in downtown Lima’s Plaza Dos de Mayo was condemned after a fire in a musical-instruments store. Authorities say a short circuit caused the fire around 7:30 p.m.  Full Article »

Lima mob chasing ‘organ harvesters’ leaves one dead, 34 arrested
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 5, 2016 1 comment

Lima mob chasing ‘organ harvesters’ leaves one dead, 34 arrested

Thirty-four people were arrested in a Lima shantytown on Sunday after a violent mob attempted to lynch two pollsters following social media rumors of a child-kidnapping ring looking to harvest  Full Article »

Fire kills four at Lima shopping mall ahead of APEC summit
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 16, 2016 1 comment

Fire kills four at Lima shopping mall ahead of APEC summit

Four people died in a fire Wednesday morning after being trapped in a theater during a fire in the Larcomar shopping mall in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. Three  Full Article »

Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 5, 2016 1 comment

Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima

A fire on early Friday morning destroyed the Cantagallo shantytown settled by natives from the Amazon jungle in the Rimac district near downtown Lima. Hundreds of homes were consumed in  Full Article »

Peru: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima

Government and law-enforcement officials in Peru are denouncing two judges’ decision to free 42 alleged gang members in provincial Lima and Chiclayo. A judge in a rural province outside Lima  Full Article »

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 20, 2016 3 comments

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze

Three volunteer firefighters died while trying to save workers trapped inside a factory as it burned in Lima’s El Agustino district on Tuesday. Local residents called the fire department Tuesday  Full Article »

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go

Authorities in a quiet, upscale district of Lima, Peru have enacted restrictions against the popular mobile video game, Pokemon Go. The La Punta district in Callao this month enacted an ordinance which regulates  Full Article »

Public pressures Lima mayor to account for spending with petition
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Public pressures Lima mayor to account for spending with petition

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda faces a public petition to answer over 100 questions on government spending in his administration. City alderman Hernan Nuñez on Aug. 17 launched a campaign to  Full Article »

Lima bridge collapses, injuring 10 construction workers
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima bridge collapses, injuring 10 construction workers

A pedestrian bridge in Callao just west of downtown Lima collapsed into the Rimac river on Sunday morning, leaving 10 people injured. The bridge in Callao’s Carmen de la Legua  Full Article »