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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru's highland communities, villagers complain that the mining company and the government have done little to help and have even failed to tell some parents that tests showed their children had been poisoned.
He said Antamina was in discussions with local authorities and villagers about compensating those affected and establishing a way to cope with health concerns.
"The state is sometimes accused of being slow," Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said during a meeting with international press when the AP inquired about the two issues. "We are trying to change that."