Peru Declares State of Emergency on Colombian Border

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking. President Martin Vizcarra on Monday said the measure was "because there are security problems" created by Colombian citizens crossing the border and there was a need to "reestablish the state's presence." Police and armed forces used five helicopters and three planes in joint operations with their Colombian counterparts in the first patrol in...

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