I was in Lima this week to renew my passport. While there, I visited the print shop that is making 5000 copies of a book based on Proverbs that is being taught in some Peruvian schools. After my visit I rode in a public transport van that was the most beat up that I have ever seen. The side window was gone. All of the linings in the door and roof were gone as were half of the dashboard components. In the 9-block trip to the bus station we had two near accidents. Peru has a vehicle-inspection law, but evidently this van slipped through the system.