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Peru in bid to end Amazon protest

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The Peruvian armed forces have been authorised to give support to police in an escalating dispute with indigenous groups over land and mineral rights in the Amazon.

The move was in response to a declaration of insurgency by the Amazon indigenous movement which was later withdrawn.

Dan Collyns reports from Lima.

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