Peru: Three dead, 38 injured in clash between illegal miners and authorities in Madre de Dios Madre de Dios

Posted on March 15, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Labor Issues, Peru, Police/Military Activity

A. – The Government of Peru rejects acts of violence carried by illegal miners in the Mother of God and calls upon the authorities of the region and the population at large to support the work of the police force to restore order and tranquility in that jurisdiction.

2. – At the same time, calls for illegal miners to conclude with these violent acts of protest that have already killed three people and left thirty-eight wounded civilians and seventeen police, made ​​the government deeply regrets.

3. – Has ordered the immediate investigation of the death of Carlos citizens Yumbato Lanci (46), Julio Medina Ticona (31) and Francisco Areque Jipa (35) produced during the violent incidents in which illegal miners have used firearms, explosives and other materials. Read Article

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