Peru Coca-Grower Clashes Leave Five Dead, Radio Programas Says

Clashes between Peruvian police and growers opposing the government’s coca-eradication program left five people dead, Radio Programas reported.

As many as 18 people were injured during the unrest, Luis Picon, the president of Huanuco, a jungle region in the center of the country, told the Lima-based radio station. Coca eradication in the area should be suspended to avoid further bloodshed, Picon said according to Radio Programas.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE