Peru: Neighbouring Regions Clash Over Water Diversion

Inter Press Service: With one death and several injured to show for it, two regions in southern Peru remain tangled in conflict over water from one of the country's main rivers. A project would divert some of the river's flow from the Cuzco region to neighbouring Arequipa. Apurímac is a 700-kilometre river whose name in the Quechua language means "great speaker." This corner of the Amazon basin has pitted officials and residents from one region against their neighbours, while development proponents and ......

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