LIMA, Peru — “It was a good thing no one was watching TV,” says Janet Palomino, staring anxiously at the hole in the ceiling of her ramshackle living room. Directly below the jagged opening, sprawled on a sofa watching cartoons, is her 7-year-old daughter Elanie. “I can’t sleep at night for the worry of it,” adds Palomino, 38. “If bits of brick are falling from the ceiling on their own, then what’s it going to be like if there’s an earthquake?” Simeon Tegel/GlobalPost Here in Villa El Salvador, a vast slum of 1…Read more …
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