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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 »

UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko’s trainer shot in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on May 30, 2016 1 comment

UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko’s trainer shot in Lima

Russian citizen Pavel Fedotov, trainer of UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko, was shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant in Chorrillos which left one dead and two injured. Three armed men  Full Article »

Illegal mining renders vast areas uninhabitable in Lima outskirts
Posted by Colin Post on May 27, 2016 1 comment

Illegal mining renders vast areas uninhabitable in Lima outskirts

Illegal miners of construction materials create sprawling quarries which render vast expanses of land uninhabitable outside Lima. An El Comercio investigation reveals that a combined 660 square miles in various  Full Article »