14 March 2012

PERU: 15 March UPDATE: 3 Dead After 12,000 Illegal Gold Miners Riot in Puerto Maldonado.

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     More than 12,500 miners rioted in Puerto Maldonado...trying to take-over public buildings, markets and the airport.
    At least 3 are dead...and 38 injured...as gunshots were reported throughout the city.
      At least...60 were arrested.
     After officials said the 700 regional police were badly outnumbered...1,000 more officers were dispatched.
      For a week...miners have protested...objecting to governmental efforts to scale back widespread illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region.
       ALSO TO SEE: 5:53 Video Report (En Esp):