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The Peruvian government and a Communist-led mine workers’ federation signed an accord to end an eight-week strike that has cost Peru nearly $300 million, Prime Minister Armando Villanueva del Campo said. Strike leader Saul Cantoral said miners will resume work nationwide in three days, bringing an end to the paralysis in Peru’s most important industry. Peru is a leading world producer of copper and silver and a major source of gold, lead and zinc. Peru’s 60,000 miners struck to force companies to honor a pact permitting labor contracts to be negotiated on an industry-wide basis, rather than with individual companies.


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