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Nationwide strike threatens to undermine Peru’s president

The least popular president in the Americas was facing a nationwide strike on Wednesday that could undermine his authority after a communist-led labor federation called out thousand of workers to paralyze the country. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo planned to send riot police out on street patrols to maintain order and deploy army troops to guard public installations including electricity and water plants. “The Interior Ministry has mobilized 93,000 police officers to avoid violence … and the armed forces will protect some public sites and services,” Interior Minster Javier Reategui told foreign reporters. Full Story

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