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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 »

Peru deploys police from interior to battle Lima crime wave
Posted by Colin Post on May 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru deploys police from interior to battle Lima crime wave

Peru’s interior ministry has reassigned 1,770 police officers from throughout the country to patrol the streets of Lima amid rising crime. Interior minister Jose Luis Perez announced the deployments at a  Full Article »

Peru military plane delays flights for hours at Lima airport
Posted by Colin Post on May 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru military plane delays flights for hours at Lima airport

The repair of a Peruvian air force plane closed the Lima Jorge Chavez airport’s only runway for hours on Monday, affecting thousands of passengers. An air force plane suffered a  Full Article »

Informal workshop fire destroys six homes in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on May 3, 2016 1 comment

Informal workshop fire destroys six homes in Lima

A massive fire at an informal workshop in La Victoria destroyed six homes and a transport company’s warehouse on Monday. Authorities believe a welding accident in the informal shoe factory  Full Article »

Lima mayor’s approval falls as transit projects stumble
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 26, 2016 1 comment

Lima mayor’s approval falls as transit projects stumble

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda’s approval fell slightly this month as two key public transit projects face problems and his political party sat out 2016 elections. An Ipsos poll taken this  Full Article »

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law

Peru’s national government agreed to extend a state of emergency to fight crime in Lima’s Callao district for 45 more days on Thursday. The third extension of the legal measure  Full Article »

Peru: 1 million Lima residents go two days without water
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 31, 2016 1 comment

Peru: 1 million Lima residents go two days without water

Lima’s water utility is considering a lawsuit against a city contractor for construction delays which prevented water service to more than 1 million residents for two days. Water company Sedapal  Full Article »

Bridge upgrade to reduce traffic 40% in Lima tourist district
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Bridge upgrade to reduce traffic 40% in Lima tourist district

The upscale Miraflores district of Lima inaugurated the newly widened Villena Rey bridge on Tuesday. The bridge connected the north and south sides of the Miraflores cliffs above the Bajada Balta  Full Article »