Mine protest leader criticizes Cajamarca state of emergency

Posted on December 6, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Latin America Mining, Peru, Police/Military Activity

The regional president of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, criticized President Ollanta Humala’s announcement Sunday evening of a 60-day state of emergency in four of Cajamarca’s provinces in order to bring under control protests against a multi-billion dollar gold and copper project.

During an interview with Ideeleradio on Monday, Santos said that Peru’s new government “is lying to the country, [when they say] that they are resolving conflicts. What they are doing is only drawing them out, cooling them and later it is going to cost the country a lot.” Read Article

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