Peru Deploys Troops to Islay Province Amid Unrest Over Tia Maria Mine

11 May 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOLLENDO, Peru
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Peruvian troops have been deployed to the country’s southern Islay Province to “ensure control, maintain internal order and prevent acts of violence” after more than a month of protests over the controversial Tia Maria copper mine in the Arequipa region.Under a government resolution issued on May 9th, the troops will help local police protect facilities such as ports, roads, bridges and tunnels, Justice Minister Gustavo Adrianzén told RPP radio.Adrianzén also confirmed the death of a police officer who suffered a head injury during clashes with protesters last week. It is the third fatality since the latest round of protests started on March 23rd...

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