Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Rich-Poor Divide in Peru

A 10-foot-high cement and wire barrier, which has been nicknamed ‘Peru’s Berlin Wall’, has been constructed on the outskirts of the capital. The wall splits up the neighbourhoods of San Juan de Miraflores and Surco. It divides the urbanisation of Las Casuarinas, where some of the country’s richest inhabitants live, and the poor suburb of Vista Hermosa next door. It was constructed because of fears that inhabitants from the poor neighbourhood would steal from nearby wealthy citizens.




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