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Alex Pashley

British journalist residing in Lima writing on Peruvian finance, politics and culture

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Latest posts by Alex Pashley

12 August 2014

Peru Plans to Catch Public Transport Gropers With Undercover Female Cops as ‘Bait’

It follows a successful pilot program in Colombia, where a team of women wearing "tight trousers, miniskirts and low-cut tops" has caught 129 men this year.

10 July 2014

Why Taxi Drivers in Lima Are Seeing Red Over the City's New Black-and-Yellow Rules

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Lima's taxi drivers are peeved: the local authority says they must mark their cars to distinguish them from illegal cabs at a cost of US$70-535. Drivers think it's a bluff.

9 July 2014

Peruvian Singer Pisko's Viral Hit Gets People Talking Patriotism

A rock number to celebrate Peru's best features becomes a viral sensation, stirring debate about national identity.

25 June 2014

Jurassic Park Opening Sparks Fury In Peru Town Without Running Water

In a Peruvian dirt town without running water or a sewerage system, the construction of a dinosaur theme park is underway.

20 June 2014

Peru's Congress Suspends Two Lawmakers In One Decisive Day

In a double whammy in Lima’s Congress, congressmen Gagó and Uribe were relieved of their duties until October after a parliamentary commission published separate reports into alleged malpractices.

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