Peruvian Copper Mine Protesters Lift Blockade, Hoping for Dialogue

2 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LIMA, Peru

Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report.“We hope a dialogue will commence within 24 hours,” protest leader Adolfo Abarca told local radio. He said a letter had been sent to the government and requesting negotiations.The Peruvian government on September 29th had declared a 30-day state of emergency in six provinces in the country’s southern Andean region following violent protests over the Las Bambas copper mine...

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