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Ecuador copper project attacked

An attack by protestors on the San Carlos Panatza copper project in Ecuador has left one policeman killed and seven people injured.

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Such an attack could dent investor confidence in Ecuador (photo: Yamil Salinas Martínez)

The incident, which coincided with the signing of an exploitation agreement for Lundin Gold’s (CN:LUG) Fruta del Norte gold project, led to the government declaring a state of emergency and mobilising