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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 »

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 »

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 »

Peru: lion cub born at Lima zoo for first time in 20 years
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: lion cub born at Lima zoo for first time in 20 years

A lion cub was born at the Park of Legends zoo in Lima on June 29 for the first time in over 20 years. The zoo located in San Miguel  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 watchmen to carry non-lethal weapons
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 16, 2016 1 comment

Lima watchmen to carry non-lethal weapons

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda has enacted an ordinance to provide city watchmen with non-lethal weapons including pepper spray, stun guns and air guns. The program will start with watchmen in downtown Lima  Full Article »

Lima opens tunnel to connect poor district to greater metro area
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima opens tunnel to connect poor district to greater metro area

The city of Lima has opened the Santa Rosa and San Martin tunnels to connect the San Juan de Lurigancho and Rimac districts. The project featuring two 800-foot tunnels in  Full Article »

Lima mayor criticized for design of coastal boardwalk
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 29, 2015 3 comments

Lima mayor criticized for design of coastal boardwalk

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda came under widespread criticism for several characteristics of the new boardwalk along the Costa Verde. While the project initially enjoyed support after being announced in October,  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s selection of her party’s congressional candidates threatens to alienate the base of her political support. Analysts believe that, in order to win the presidency in 2016  Full Article »

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit

Peru’s leading presidential candidates will present their proposals at the annual CADE summit to be held today through Friday in Paracas. The annual meeting of business leaders, when held in  Full Article »