C&B Notes

Lima’s “Young Towns”

Peruvian shantytowns, which locals often call invasíones, grew as people moved from the countryside to the city to find employment and flee guerrilla conflicts. These “young towns” are concentrated in Lima, where a third of the country’s population lives. We walked and drove through an invasíon on one of our visits to the country, and this AP piece offers another view of these communities.

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