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Peru to Declare 30-Day Emergency to Curb Widespread Unrest

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Peru has declared a nationwide state of emergency, suspending basic rights for 30 days, to try to restore order amid widespread violent unrest. 

Roadblocks and vandalism across swathes of the Andean nation “need a forceful response,” Defense Minister Alberto Otarola told reporters at the presidential palace in Lima on Wednesday ahead of the formal issuance of the emergency decree. The emergency decree didn’t include a curfew.