June

WORLDNOTES, Lithuania, China, Uganda, Global, Iraq, and Cuba

Lithuania: Anti-gay legislation protested China: News service overhauled Uganda: Desertification advances Global: UN documents hunger Iraq: A plague of serpents Cuba: Cuban Five prisoner responds

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Massacre in Peru cements impasse

Conflict over land in the Amazonian regions of Peru left 23 police officers and at least 30 indigenous protesters dead on June 5, a day of shoot-outs, plundering and incendiary attacks in Bagua Province. One hundred fifty-five persons were wounded and 159 protesters jailed.