29 May 2012

PERU: 30 May UPDATE: 4 Dead, 50 Injured In XStrata Mine Protest; State Of Emergency Declared.

     Peru has declared a 30 day state of emergency...in the Espinar province...where Xstrata's Tintaya copper mine is located...after 4 were killed...and more than 50 injured during roadblock protests...including dozens of police.
     A week long strike at the mine in the mountains south of Cusco...blocked transport...but mine operations have continued.
     Protesters complain of widespread pollution.. and want Xstrata to make larger financial contributions.
     TO WATCH :51 Video Report: