Towns protesting copper mine in Peru turns away negotiating team



Protesters blocking a road to MMG Ltd's copper mine in Peru turned away a delegation of high-ranking government officials who hoped to restart talks on Wednesday after a local man was shot dead in clashes with police last week.
Residents from Andean towns demanded a meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as they mourned the 42-year-old farmer whose coffin lay on a road leading to MMG's Las Bambas mine, said Artemio Solano with the ombudsman's office.
"We're starting our trip back... unfortunately our request for dialog was not reciprocated," Energy and Mines Minister Gonzalo... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Reuters
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