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Tuesday, December 6th 2011

22:04

Peru declares emergency over disputed mine

Parts of northern Peru are under a state of emergency after protests against a mining project.

The government has given the military powers to shut down protests and arrest people without a warrant in four provinces of Cajamaraca.
 
It follows a series of demontrations by indigenous Peruvians opposed to a multi-billion dollar copper and gold mining venture in the state.
 
Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez has more from Lima.


Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/xW3ggmWsEHM
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