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Just recently InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization specialized in monitoring and informing about organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, published the latest “Homicide Round-Up” for the region.
Yesterday once again the access to Machu Picchu was blocked. Huge rocks were place on the tracks of the train route to Machu Picchu Pueblo, buses blocked the only access road from there to the Inca citadel and enraged citizens protested in town. Hundreds of visitors were stranded and couldn’t get to Machu Picchu or back.
Our world is changing with such a dramatic speed and it is actually scary to observe what happens all around us. I’m pretty sure that many sometimes feel helpless or even scared about certain events close to home.
Yesterday afternoon a relaxing and fun Sunday trip ended in tragedy. Shortly before 05.00 pm a tour bus crashed in Lima’s district Rimac and plunged down 10m leaving at least 9 passengers dead and more than 30 injured.
When it comes to the safety and security situation in the country, Peru unfortunately has an extremely bad reputation; and especially travelers spending their well-earned vacation in Peru and foreigners moving to the country are often concerned. The experienced reality in the year 2017 however is quite different. While Peru surely isn’t the safest and most peaceful country on...
Just recently the Vehicle Theft Prevention Division (DIPROVE) of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) published its report for 2016 detailing how many vehicles were stolen in Lima in the past year. Additionally, the statement indicates where in Lima and when the robberies occurred, as well as which car models were preferred by the thieves.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale shock the province of Ucayali this morning. At 08.30 am the quake hit the National Park of Alto Purus and was measured to have originated in a depth of 550 km.
Patricia García, the Minister of Health, confirmed that about 70 – 80% of the valuable stock of medication and important documents from previous years were lost in a fire last night in the state owned warehouse located in the district of El Agustino.
With stones, sticks, burning objects and even bullets a group of subjects foiled the temporary closure for health reasons of the Fruit Market No. 2 in La Victoria last night (Mercado de Frutas N°2). Five people were injured and at least one received a bullet and was hospitalized after the events.