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Southern Copper may have paid bribes to halt Peru protests prosecutor




(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) LIMA Safar 9 1437 Nov 21 2015 SPA -- A Peruvian prosecutor said she suspects that U.S.-listed mining company Southern Copper Corp paid opponents to call off protests against its $1.4 billion Tia Maria project while it was waiting for an environmental permit Reuters reported.

Prosecutor Alejandra Cardenas told Reuters on Thursday that bank records show Southern gave a Peruvian lawyer Jesus Gomez 1.3 million soles ($387000) between October 2013 and September 2014. The company has denied any wrongdoing.
-- SPA
01:14 LOCAL TIME 22:14 GMT


Southern Copper may have paid bribes to halt Peru protests  prosecutor

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