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Peru: Espinar Mayor Accused of Inciting Anti-Mining Protests Held in "Preventative" Detention

Environment  (tags: Tinaya mine, Xstrata. peru, mining, ecosystems, destruction, environment, wildlife, habitatdestruction, nature, endangered, conservation, corporate, corruption, SustainableDevelopment, pollution )

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Peruvian judge ordered a mayor accused of inciting anti-mining protests be held in "preventative" detention for 5 months.Two people died & dozens were injured in Monday's protests in Espinar against expansion of a copper mine run by Swiss company Xstrata.

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Teresa W (782)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:34 am
thank you

Teresa W (782)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:35 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 10:06 am
Thanks, interesting article.

Brianna B (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 12:02 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 12:17 pm

Emma S (239)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 1:49 pm
Disturbing. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:21 pm
At least there is someone working against mining in South America. I hope he gets out of jail.

Robert Hardy (68)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 3:32 pm
One more example of corporate use of petty governments to steal public property and hurt those who really own it!

Robert O (12)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 4:34 pm
Thanks Xil.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:42 pm
Use of Force against protestors who are not armed, not harming property, etc...must be made to be illegal internationally + nationally for each country. How can military and police get away with these attacks?

Gary C (5)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 7:44 pm
Noted , Thankyou....

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 8:40 pm

John B (185)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:22 pm
Read and noted, thanks Xil. this is a good example of how the power of money is used to silence the opposition.

David E (1)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:58 am

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:27 am

Eddie O (95)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:09 pm
So sad that the people with a heart and standing up for what's truly right, get put down by the one's in charge, who seemingly only care about greed and money!

David C (133)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:19 am
noted. thanks. greed kills everywhere....

Kenneth Davies (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 10:56 am

Dianne D (490)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:34 pm
Peru has a corrupt government
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