MiraFlores not so safe. Peru needs to step up security for Citizens as well:
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The order was given for theft at the local. In communication with LaRepublica.pe, owner of the Miraflores restaurant expressed its indignation with the release.
Update (14:20): José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, Minister of the Interior, spoke out on the subject: "I am respectful of what can say other embassies and they have done their analysis, what touches us and corresponds is struggle precisely so that this release is reversed to the extent that we can provide more security." "I think that not we cover the Sun with a finger, effectively the insecurity citizen arrives at all districts".
Through a statement on Facebook, the United States Embassy in Lima indicates that his staff has forbidden visit Sophie Bistro restaurant, located in Miraflores, "recent armed robberies" in place. The message to U.S. citizens in the capital, indicates that this measure will remain until further notice. The message was published on 18 February.
Days earlier, on 13 February, fifteen clients were assaulted there. Among them was a worker of the United States Embassy, William Bradley Baker (50). The amount of stolen customers is estimated at 50,000 soles.
"Even though this location in particular has been an unfortunate target, is recalled to the citizens of the United States to any location or area frequented by tourists has potential to become a target of this kind of crime, as well as thefts or bolsiqueos. Please, pay attention to their surroundings and belongings at all times, minimize the amount of cash that load when possible, and have separate copies of passports and information about credit cards that are available to you in the rare case of becoming a crime victim", added the statement, which also advised to go to the police.
Larepublica.com.PE contacted an official of the Embassy, which said not how many robberies occurred in the designated place. He told us that there is no date for lifting the ban. Have prohibitions been in before to enter specific locations? The source pointed out that you can find out that information. That Yes, pointed out that when they have specific information for their citizens - in any case-they give it.
To find out how many robberies have occurred on the premises so far of the year, we talked with Luis Sologuren, owner of Sophie Bistro. He stated that crime on 13 February was the third time in that its location is assaulted since it works four years ago.
Also said that it is hilarious to be recommended to American citizens not to visit the restaurant (that is the interpretation which gives the owner, although the prohibition is only to workers of the Embassy). He also stressed that his mother and son are U.S. citizens. He hopes that the municipality of Miraflores to rule on this case.
Correction (27/02 - 10:50 hours): A previous version of this article said that the assault was on 14 February morning. Sophie Bistro owner mentioned that he actually took place on 13 February.