Peru frees indigenous leader from jail as copper mine protests mount

Demonstrators block a road access to a copper mine during a protest in Fuerabamba, Apurimac, Peru March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Mitra Taj

CHALLHUAHUACHO, Peru/LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian police released an indigenous leader from jail on Friday after hundreds of protesters in a remote Andean region demanded his freedom by cutting off access to a huge Chinese copper mine. The immediate release of Gregorio Rojas, the president of the Quechua-speaking village Fuerabamba, had been a key demand of […]

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