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Peru: Appeal for calm after fatal violence at mine protest

Headline Title:  Peru: Appeal for calm after fatal violence at mine protest 05 July 2012 Local authorities and social leaders in Peru’s northern Cajamarca region must urgently appeal for calm, Amnesty International said after violence erupted at protests against a goldmine, killing at least four people. Since Wednesday, Peruvian authorities imposed a state of emergency in three northern provinces in response to the clashes, which have also resulted in more than 20 injured people – including civilians and members of the security forces – and scores of arrests over the past two days.…

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