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Peru’s Daily News: October 10

October 10
18:10 2011

Peruvian selection travels to Chile ahead of World Cup qualifier

Peru’s national football team traveled to Santiago late Monday afternoon ahead of their match against the Chilean national side on Tuesday.

Hundreds of fans came to bid the team farewell at the Grupo Aéreo of the Peruvian Air Force.

23 players are making the trip. The match starts on Tuesday at 19:45 (22:45 GMT) at the Estadio Monumental in Santiago.

 

Miners at Freeport – still no agreement to end strike

Peru is the world's second biggest copper producer. Photo: SXC.hu.

The workers union and the Peruvian mine Cerro Verde could not reach an agreement this Monday to bring an end to the 12 day strike.

Workers are striking to demand an increase in their salaries based on the high gains seen in metal markets.

Cerro Verde is Peru’s third major copper producer, yielding 2 percent of the world’s copper.

 

New police chief named by president Humala

In a ceremony, Peru’s president Ollanta Humala named deputy general Raúl Salazar as the new national director of the institution.

30 generals were recognized for their services as they enter retirement. Among the retirees s the previous national police chief, Raúl Becerra.

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Carolina Leseigneur

Carolina Leseigneur

Carolina is a contributing writer for Love Peru. Hailing from South Africa, Carolina came to Peru after spending some time in Chile and working at I Love Chile. A published zoologist and environmental specialist, she is exploring Peru and all its wild glory!

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