Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- 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.
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