Archive for January, 2016

Tunnels Link East Lima Traffic to Eight Districts

Tunnels Link East Lima Traffic to Eight Districts

Two tunnels opened for a trial run yesterday, connecting vehicle traffic between Lima’s most heavily populated district —San Juan de Lurigancho, pop. 1 million — and eight districts to the west. The twin Santa Rosa and San Martin tunnels, inaugurated by Mayor Luis Castañeda on Lima’s 481st anniversary, cut through […]

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is at dangerous levels on Peru’s coast and more so across the southern Andes and Altiplano, increasing the risk of skin cancer and related illnesses. Senamhi, the weather bureau, reported this week that radiation levels from the sun are expected to reach 15 points in Lima, up from the […]

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]