The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in parts of Cajamarca, one of the northernmost regions of Peru. The declaration comes after further civilian fatalities and numerous injuries sustained during ongoing protests against the controversial Conga gold mine project.
According to a report by the Peruvian Times, the state of emergency came into force on Wednesday, July 4, and will be valid for 30 days. The measure affects three provinces within the Cajamarca region: the provinces of Cajamarca, Celendín and Hualgayoc.
If you are planning a trip to or through the affected provinces (and don't wish to postpone or alter your plans), keep up with the latest events, avoid protest hotspots whenever possible, and expect delays in transportation.