LIMA Dec 6 A strike by workers at Peruvian
mining company Buenaventura's largest silver mine has paralyzed
production, a company executive said on Friday.
Workers at the Uchucchacua mine have been on strike since
Wednesday demanding the restitution of 12 workers who were fired
by Buenaventura for "serious misconduct of
labor law," the company said in a statement.
"Workers have forced machinery to shut down, they have
blocked access to the plant and the mine is totally paralyzed,"
said Carlos Galvez, Buenaventura's vice president of finances