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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 »

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district

Peru’s government has announced the sixth extension of martial law to give law enforcement more time to gain control over rising crime in Callao. The Lima port district home to 1 million  Full Article »

Transport workers’ protest strands thousands in north Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 23, 2016 1 comment

Transport workers’ protest strands thousands in north Lima

A transport workers’ protest which blocked the Panamericana Norte highway in north Lima left thousands of local residents without transportation on Monday. Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the highway in Lima’s  Full Article »

Peru investigates overspending in Lima metro expansion
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru investigates overspending in Lima metro expansion

Peru’s comptroller has issued a report detailing problems with the construction of the second line of Lima’s Metro which could cost the state $156 million. Comptroller Edgar Alarcon gave a  Full Article »

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski extended the state of emergency in Callao by 30 days as his interior minister promised tough new measures to fight crime. In one of his new  Full Article »

Progressive mayor may face recall in upscale Lima district
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 20, 2016 2 comments

Progressive mayor may face recall in upscale Lima district

Opposition politicians have organized a petition to recall San Isidro district mayor Manuel Velarde via referendum. Peru’s elections authority, ONPE, has issued three recall petitions in the Lima metropolitan area.  Full Article »

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 1, 2016 1 comment

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption

Former Callao governor and Chim Pum Callao party leader Alex Kouri has been sentenced to five years in prison for bid-rigging. The decision concludes over 12 years of investigations and  Full Article »

Radioactive device stolen from public hospital in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Radioactive device stolen from public hospital in Lima

A radioactive guidewire used to treat cancer was stolen from Lima’s Edgardo Rebagliati hospital on May 28. On the tip of the six-inch wire is a small metallic capsule containing  Full Article »

No end in sight for martial law in Lima port district
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2016 1 comment

No end in sight for martial law in Lima port district

Peru has extended a state of emergency to prolong martial law in Lima’s port district of Callao in an effort to battle high crime. Interior minister Jose Luis Perez announced  Full Article »