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Lima citizens blame authorities for deadly fire and bus tragedy
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Lima citizens blame authorities for deadly fire and bus tragedy

An Ipsos survey has revealed that the majority of Lima citizens believe the city government is responsible for two recent tragedies resulting in the deaths of 12 people. Almost 90%  Full Article »

Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?
Posted by Erin Anderson on May 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?

After more than 20 years of undisputed influence in Lima’s port region of Callao, the local ruling political party Chim Pum Callao may be on its way out. Callao governor Felix Moreno was sentenced  Full Article »

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 4, 2017 2 comments

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption

The regional governor of Callao is the latest high-profile figure implicated in the Odebrecht corruption scandal for allegedly accepting $4 million in bribes. Police raided three buildings linked to governor  Full Article »

Downtown Lima sees two high-profile shootings in one week
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Downtown Lima sees two high-profile shootings in one week

The Barrios Altos neighborhood in downtown Lima saw a police officer murdered and three children shot in two incidents last week. Last night unknown suspects aboard a motor-taxi opened fire  Full Article »

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 »