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Illegal miners’ protest in Peru: Showdown day

In the red corner, we have thousands of informal/illegal miners blocking the main Panamericana Highway at strategic points of South coastal Peru this Monday morning. They don’t want to go through the formalization process being imposed upon them by the government because they say it’s very expensive and will put them out of business.
In the blue corner we have the government, who has already sent troops to the spots and has said this morning that the roadblocks will be cleared.
Which means that either the miners back down and let the vehicles through, or there will be blood. Here’s hoping that nothing else needs to be posted on this today.

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