Peruvian president Humala declares a state of emergency in the country's northern region after...

|By:, SA News Editor

Peruvian president Humala declares a state of emergency in the country's northern region after anti-mining protests forced Newmont Mining (NEM) to suspend a $4.8B gold project. The declaration gives the army sweeping powers, including the right to arrest without warrant. It didn't take long for Humala - only a few years ago taking over mines himself - to get religion. Money makes the mare go.