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Mining companies say “erratic” actions of Peruvian government exacerbate conflicts

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lobby association that brings together Peru's largest mining companies said Thursday that the "erratic" actions of President Pedro Castillo's government are exacerbating conflicts in the sector.

Since leftist President Castillo took office at the end of July with the promise of providing more significant benefits to marginalized communities, the mining sector has faced a wave of protests amid claims of environmental and social concerns.

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