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Peru's violent protests against resource development contrasts similar debates in Northern BC


A miner looks at the bodies of fellow miners who were killed during clashes with police while protesting in Arequipa, Peru, on Sunday. (Heiner Aparicio,Peru21/Associated Press)

There are distinct differences between opposition to resource development here in Northern BC than in Peru. Outrage is mostly vocal here. Down there, it can get violent. Author Arno Kopecky is covering the resource conflict in Peru. He speaks with Betsy.

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