Russians Blamed For Peruvian Unrest Over MeteoritePaul bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 23 14:20:51 EDT 2007
Authorities in Puno, Peru to Begin Meteorite Extraction Project
Latest News in Peru, October 19, 2007
"(LIP-ir) -- According to Andina, Peru's government news agency,
Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (INGEMMET)
reported today that Russian meteorite traffickers were persuading
authorities and citizens in Puno, Peru to extract the fallen meteorite
for economic gain.
The Regional Geology Director for INGEMMET, Hernando Núñez
del Prado stated, "I've been told that foreigners, with Russian
nationalities, have been manipulating the people, telling them
that if they don't extract the probable fragments that are in the
deep (crater), they will turn to ash and disappear.""
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