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More than 7,000 Peruvian state doctors and 15,000 miners went on strike, adding to a wave of stoppages gripping the nation, labor leaders said. The Health Ministry doctors are pressing for a 105% pay increase, which would boost their monthly salaries to $335. The miners began a 72-hour sympathy strike to support a 46-day strike at Centromin, Peru’s largest state-owned mining company. The government, plagued by nearly 200 strikes this year alone, estimates that the average worker’s paycheck has lost 25% to inflation since 1980.


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