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Homicide rates in Peru and Latin America 2018
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated January 27, 2019 438   0   1   0   0  
As each year 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 “2018 Homicide Round-Up” for the region recently.
World Press Freedom Index 2018; source: Reporters without Borders
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated April 25, 2018 1184   0   1   0   0  
Reporters without Borders just recently published the latest World Press Freedom Index 2018; and Peru occupies with position 88 of 180 listed countries a middle ranking globally and with position 6 out of 12 countries as well in South America.
Homicide rates in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017; map: InSight Crime
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated January 27, 2019 2883   0   1   0   0  
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.
Strong earthquake hits southern Peru
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated January 14, 2018 615   0   1   0   0  
Early Sunday morning at 04.18 am local time a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shock southern Peru killing at least 2 people and causing damages to infrastructure and homes.
Green Bus accident leaves 9 dead and over 30 injured; photo: Andina
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated July 10, 2017 1280   0   1   0   0  
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.
Peru is far from being a dangerous country …
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated October 21, 2018 1560   0   1   0   0  
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...
The newest Diprove report gives details about car thefts in Lima in 2016; photo: Diprove and El Comercio
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 01, 2017 1037   0   1   0   0  
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.
A fire at the Jockey Plaza shopping mall in Surco, Lima broke out earlier this afternoon; photo: El Comercio
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 01, 2017 1009   0   1   0   0  
This afternoon at around 04.30 pm a fire broke out at the Jockey Plaza shopping center, for 20 years Lima’s showpiece mall. Officials confirmed that shoppers and workers could be evacuated and access to the shopping mall is denied; at this moment there are no reports of injured persons.
6.1 magnitude earthquake in Ucayali, Peru
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 01, 2017 809   0   1   0   0  
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.
Protesters block a train that connects Cusco with Peru's main attraction Machu Picchu; photo: rpp
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 01, 2017 1069   0   1   0   0  
Peru Rail reported that after the 48 hours strike of residents of Machu Picchu town the train service on the route Cusco - Machu Picchu – hydroelectric plant remains suspended until further notice. The suspension applies to all services including the transportation of tourists, local passengers and cargo.
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