Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a population of more than 9 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the third-largest city in the Americas, behind São Paulo and Mexico City.
A truck carrying natural gas exploded on Thursday in Peru's capital, killing at least two people and injuring 48 in an accident that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra labeled a "tragedy." Reuters - Published
A Peruvian prosecutor's office said it was investigating the death of two teenaged employees in a McDonald's-branded restaurant in Lima, in an incident that has spurred protests against the fast-food.. Reuters - Published
A government plane from Mexico - which has offered Bolivia's outgoing President Evo Morales political asylum - has refuelled in Lima on the way to Bolivia, Peru's foreign ministry said on Monday.. Reuters - Published
Peru has invited China, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and dozens of other countries to Lima on Aug. 6 to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, Peru's foreign minister said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published