Lima

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 »

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 »