State Of Emergency In Peru: Why And Where?

The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, declared the center of Lima in a state of emergency last Thursday. Today, other districts of Lima join this situation to combat insecurity.

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The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, announced last 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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The president told the mayor of Lima, Rafael López Aliaga, to always count on the support of the Government, the National Police and the Armed Forces, which act in internal control during the declaration of emergency.

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"The Police intelligence services are constantly evaluating and reporting their investigations in their jurisdictions and we will act accordingly," Boluarte told the mayors gathered at the meeting.

In her closing speech, the president presented the progress made in citizen security, two weeks after the declaration of emergency in the two districts of Lima and seven of Sullana.

"The percentage of results we have is that the crime incidence has decreased by 28% in San Juan de Lurigancho, 18% in San Martín de Porres, and 12% in Sullana," he indicated.

However, other districts of the Peruvian capital have begun to have a greater presence of serious crimes linked to trafficking and extortion mafias, as the National Police has shown in recent days.

On the other hand, Boluarte also announced in Trujillo that the Command, Control, Computing and Communications Center of the National Police will be modernized to improve its movement with alert mechanisms, in addition to installing 10,000 surveillance cameras in Lima with an investment of 15 million of soles (3.9 million dollars or 3.7 million euros).

Since last Thursday's announcement, the president of Peru has extended the state of emergency to other districts of Lima from yesterday to today.

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