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Violent protests erupt in Peru over natural gas exploration

At least one person was killed and dozens injured in protests against natural gas exploration in a Peruvian jungle town, authorities and leaders said on Wednesday (February 11).

The protesters are primarily farmers who fear pollution from energy development in Peru’s southern region of Junin, said Carlos Echevarria, an organizer of the protest.

Protesters demanding that Argentine energy company Pluspetrol leave the remote jungle region broke into Pluspetrol facilities on military land, destroying two tents and taking a water pump, the army declared.

Peru, rich in natural gas, is rife with conflicts over land rights and environmental concerns.
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