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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 »

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads

Dozens of people were killed during holiday travels on Peru’s dangerous rural highways. At least 46 people died in fatal car and bus accidents around Peru since Dec. 20. Almost  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 »

At least 17 dead as two buses crash in southern Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

At least 17 dead as two buses crash in southern Peru

At least 17 people were killed when two buses collided head-on in Peru’s southern state of Ica on Tuesday night. According to RPP, one bus was travelling from the provincial capital of Ica to  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 »

At least 11 dead in southern Peru bus accident
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 27, 2016 1 comment

At least 11 dead in southern Peru bus accident

Eleven people were killed when a bus fell 650 feet into a ravine in Peru’s southern state of Cusco. The bus was travelling through the Chumbivilcas province five hours outside of  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 »

Two bus accidents leave 19 dead in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 16, 2016 1 comment

Two bus accidents leave 19 dead in northern Peru

Two accidents less than 24 hours part left 19 dead and dozens injured in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad. A small bus suffered a head-on collision with a commercial  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 »

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 »