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A worker inspects ballots with images of presidential candidates in Peru. (AP/Martin Mejia)

Attacks on the press rise before Peruvian election

New York, June 1, 2011–In the last month, at least eight Peruvian journalists were physically attacked, threatened, or verbally harassed in response to their coverage of the June 5 presidential race, according to regional press groups and local media. Most of the culprits appear to be supporters of each of the presidential candidates.

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