Peru Lifts State of Emergency in Islay Province

24 Jul 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LIMA, Peru

The Peruvian government this week lifted the state of emergency in Islay Province, ending restrictions on freedom of movement and right to assembly in the province, and unfreezing its bank accounts. The 60-day state of emergency had been declared on May 22nd, in the wake of violent protests against Southern Copper’s planned Tia Maria mining project in the region.Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano made the announcement at a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on July 22nd.He also said a ministerial resolution was being issued that “established that the armed forces continue their work to support the police in maintaining public order and protecting the infrastructure of the area...

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