Miners Call Off Protests for Talks; Six Killed in Clashes

Inter Press Service: In response to a government promise to negotiate, small-scale gold miners in southern Peru temporarily called off protests Wednesday in which six people were killed and as many as 30 injured when the police attempted to clear a roadblock. The New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded on Tuesday a swift investigation into the deaths, which it blamed on the police. Some 6,000 unlicensed miners were blocking the Pan-American highway and two bridges near Chala in the southern ......

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