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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, Wednesday morning four people died at the Larcomar mall in Lima’s district of Miraflores. Shortly before 10.00 am a devastating fire started in the recently renovated UKV Multicines cinema located deep inside the unique shopping center on the fourth and lowest basement level. Larcomar, the famous multilevel shopping, entertainment and food megacomplex, is built into the cliffs of...
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.