Police in Peru fired tear gas to disperse protesters blocking a highway near Pisco Aug. 15. The protesters were denouncing government inaction on helping the southern town rebuild from a 2007 earthquake that destroyed some 75,000 homes. Two years later, many people in the region still live in tents and shacks. Protesters burned tires and snarled traffic on the Pan-American highway for hours. (Reuters, BBC News, Aug. 15)
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