Thursday, March 27, 2014

Clashes over mining in Peru lead to 23 arrests


Lima — Police clashed with independent miners in the Peruvian capital Wednesday, spraying them with tear gas and arresting 23 after marchers who want in to a government mining plan hurled stones. Peru, where mining is the biggest growth industry, has an estimated 70,000 informal or wildcat miners. They work for no company and, bucket and pick in hand, try their luck on their own.

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