Peru: Arequipa Governor Defends Tia Maria Mine Protests, Will Demand Removal Of President Vizcarra If Protesters Are Killed Or Injured

21 Jul 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LIMA, Peru

Over 400 police have been sent to the Tambo River Valley in Peru in order to contain the continuation of protests against the Tia Maria copper mine. Farmers in Peru’s Islay Province have declared strikes and initiated protests against US company Southern Copper’s (SCCO) $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers last week blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local transport services have been affected.The regional governor of Arequipa, Peru, Elmer Caceres, has demanded that the construction license be rescinded and, in support of the protesters, he warned that he would demand removal from office of President Martin Vizcarra, if any government actions led to any deaths or injuries...

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