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Lima | Pueblo joven at Cerro San Cristobal


The informal hillslope neighbourhood in the foreground of this scene represents a pueblo joven ("young village") in its very strict sense: the first houses appeared in 2019. Such kind of land invasion, mainly by migrants from the countryside, is a common phenomenon on the steeper slopes of Lima's hills, but also at the edge of the city. Later on, when the inhabitants will have managed to earn some more money, the quality of the buildings will gradually improve, and so will the provision of public services.

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on Sunday 29 May 2022 by Martin Mergili
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