The historic center of Lima will be declared in emergency due to insecurity, Boluarte announces


Lima, Oct 5 (EFE).- The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, announced this Thursday that she will extend the state of emergency to combat crime in the Cercado de Lima, the historic center where the Government Palace is located, as well as the headquarters of Congress and the Supreme Court of Justice, among other public entities.

The head of state’s announcement comes just weeks after declaring a state of emergency in the populous districts of San Juan de Lurigancho and San Martín de Porres in Lima, as well as in several districts of the northern city of Sullana, to dismantle to the organized crime mafias in those areas.

“We will extend the state of emergency for internal order in the Cercado de Lima, in support of residents and entrepreneurs who have invested in small businesses and to provide security to the thousands of tourists who visit our historic center,” declared Boluarte, after participate in a session of the National Citizen Security Council in the city of Trujillo.

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