Peru Lifts State of Emergency in Apurimac and Cusco, Prepares for Talks Over Las Bambas Mine

30 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LIMA, Peru

The Peruvian government on October 29th formally lifted the state of emergency in the country’s Apurimac and Cusco regions, in preparation for talks with local leaders over the controversial Las Bambas copper mine.The state of emergency was declared last month after protests over the $7.4 billion USD Chinese-owned mine turned violent, leaving three people dead and more than 20 injured.The talks will start on November 16th, Interior Minister Jose Luis Perez told radio station RPP.“What we want is a peaceful environment for dialogue,” he said.For its part, mine owner MMG Limited -- a consortium led by China Minmetals Corp...

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