NEWS: Six killed in Peru miners strike clashes

Six people were killed on April 5 when police attacked a roadblock set up by miners on a wildcat strike.

Officials claimed that the workers were protesting at the government’s push to impose environmental controls on them, although one observer commented that it was more likely that the government was motivated by financial interests than saving the planet.

Reuters reported that violence broke out on Sunday in the southern province of Arequipa, injuring 20 protesters and nine police near Chala, 600km (372 miles) south of the capital, Lima.

Two of the dead were bystanders, including a taxi driver struck by a stray bullet and a woman who suffered a heart attack.

[SOURCE: LIBCOM]

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Peru: Informal miners lift their strike for 48 hours


Living in Peru (blog) – Isabel Guerra – 7 Apr 2010

Informal (wildcat) miners in Peru have decided to lift their strike for 48 hours, reports today local press in Lima. Miners operating in Madre de Dios …

6 dead in violence between police and wildcat miners in Peru‎ – Mineweb
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Living in Peru (blog)Isabel Guerra – 7 Apr 2010

Informal (wildcat) miners in Peru have decided to lift their strike for 48 hours, reports today local press in Lima. Miners operating in Madre de Dios …

6 dead in violence between police and wildcat miners in Peru‎ – Mineweb
PERU: Miners Call Off Protests for Talks; Six Killed in Clashes‎ – Inter Press Service
Government Says Civilian Killed in Clashes in Peru‎ – Latin American Herald Tribune

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