Peru declares state of emergency around Las Bambas after protests

Peru has declared a state of emergency in parts of its southern Andean region, after protests against the Las Bambas copper project left at least three people dead and several injured.

A 30-day martial law was imposed on four provinces in the Apurímac region and two in the Cusco region, the government said on Tuesday September 29.
The measure seeks to re-establish order in the areas where the massive copper project owned by a consortium led by MMG is situated, after protests against it escalated on Monday.
Protesters invaded the area of the mine on Monday afternoon, which led to clashes with the police.

They oppose the construction of a molybdenum plant, which the government said will have no significant...

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Danielle Assalve

September 30, 2015

01:05 GMT

São Paulo