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Prime Minister Yehude Simon says he will resign in coming weeks

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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-19

Yehude Simon, Peru's prime minister, has announced that he will resign in coming weeks. Simon has been at the forefront of a controversy over mineral extraction in the Amazon that has led to clashes between native Indians and government forces.

AFP - Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon said Tuesday he will resign in the coming weeks after a crisis over Indian rights in the Amazon has been settled and calm returns.
  
"I will leave as soon as everything down has been calmed down, which should be in the coming weeks," he told the privately owned Lima radio station RPP.
  
Simon has been at the forefront of a confrontation between the state and indigenous leaders over government plans to open the Amazon to development, which erupted in violent clashes earlier this month that, by the official count, left at least 34 dead in northern Peru.

Date created : 2009-06-16

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