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

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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.