Lima

Two cyclists’ deaths highlight bicycle safety in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 24, 2015 1 comment

Two cyclists’ deaths highlight bicycle safety in Lima

Two fatal accidents involving bicycle riders in Lima sparked protests and a regional discussion about urban planning and transit. Gustavo Lopez was killed last Saturday, Aug. 15 on the Costa  Full Article »

Military plane crashes in southern Lima district
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Military plane crashes in southern Lima district

A Peruvian air force plane crashed into a mountain in Lima’s southern district of Villa Maria del Triunfo yesterday afternoon, leaving two injured. The Cessna T41 Mescalero model is a  Full Article »

Police seize $1 million of counterfeit clothing in Lima market
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 10, 2015 1 comment

Police seize $1 million of counterfeit clothing in Lima market

Yesterday morning police seized $1.25 million worth of clothing from the Polvos Azules shopping mall in downtown Lima. Over 800 police officers and 15 prosecutors raided the shopping center in  Full Article »

Peru to build cable cars to serve poor Lima districts
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru to build cable cars to serve poor Lima districts

Peru’s housing and construction ministry will build two aerial cable car lines to improve mobility in the impoverished areas of north Lima. President Ollanta Humala announced plans for the cable cars, some  Full Article »

Lima police launch ‘mega-operations’ to battle rising crime
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima police launch ‘mega-operations’ to battle rising crime

Thousands of police descended on high-crime neighborhoods in Lima over the weekend in raids aimed at dismantling extortion and drug gangs. After President Ollanta Humala announced new security measures in  Full Article »

13 injured in extortion gang’s grenade attack at Lima circus
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 23, 2015 Leave a comment

13 injured in extortion gang’s grenade attack at Lima circus

A grenade attack at the La Paisana Jacinta circus show injured at least 13 in Lima on Tuesday night. Authorities believe an extortion gang detonated the grenade at the circus  Full Article »

Lima zoo sacrifices animals for food
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima zoo sacrifices animals for food

Facing food shortages which put animal health at risk, Lima’s zoo butchered some of its animals to feed the more valuable animals such as tigers and seals. A June report from Peru’s national  Full Article »

Lima Metro’s third line planned
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 10, 2015 1 comment

Lima Metro’s third line planned

Peru’s transportation minister has announced the route of the third line to be added to Lima’s light rail network, Metro de Lima. The line will begin in San Juan de  Full Article »

Breña: massive fire destroys market near Hospital del Niño
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Breña: massive fire destroys market near Hospital del Niño

A fire destroyed a large informal shopping center located next to a children’s hospital in central Lima last night. Over 20 firefighting units were dispatched to battle a raging fire  Full Article »

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary

A prosecutor is seeking four years in prison for Lima mayor Luis Castañeda for drawing extra compensation from the Lima state government. An addition to his regular salary as mayor  Full Article »