Capital Lima mayor fights Peru’s worst drug gangs and criminals in familiar Latin American story: Peru gang violence has roots in US drug laws and prisons
Peru: Lima’s progressive mayor vs. gangster order
Mayor Susana Villaran has battled rats, tax cheats and chaotic streets of Peruâs capital. Now gangsters are attempting to bring her down. Simeon Tegel LIMA, Peru — When Susana Villaran was unexpectedly elected mayor of Lima, few believed she would make headway in the urgent task.