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Peru May Impose Emergency If Mine Protests Resume, Comercio Says

Peru’s government may declare a state of emergency in the northern Andes if protests resume against Newmont Mining Corp.’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga gold project, daily El Comercio reported.

Opponents of the project, which was suspended last month after weeks of protests, plan marches in the highland region of Cajamarca Jan. 2 and 3, the Lima-based newspaper said, citing Cabinet Chief Oscar Valdes.