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Peru Renews Raids on Illegal Gold Mines as Wildcatting Spreads

Peruvian police razed dozens of illegal gold mining camps at the edge of an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a renewed bid to halt the spread of wildcatting in a remote rainforest region. The stings at the edge of the Tambopata National Reserve were the first in the southeastern region of Madre de Dios since a crackdown let up in December. Another six operations planned for the rest of the year - about the same pace as in 2014 - could sap a fledgling rebound in gold output...

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