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Illegal miners rally against Peru's new laws

Government tries to bring gold mining industry in legal frames, but miners say rules are too restrictive.

Last Modified: 01 Oct 2013 10:21
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In Peru, illegal gold mining is worth more than the drugs trade.

As the government tries to bring the industry inside legal frames, miners go on strike - saying the rules are too restrictive.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the district of Laberinto.

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