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Peruvian candidate plans new port for agroexports

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Peruvian candidate plans new port for agroexports

Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala has pledged to strengthen agricultural exports through the construction of a new port terminal in Lambayeque, website reported.

On the campaign trail through Peru's north, left-leaning Humala said the proposed Lambayeque terminal would not only assist exporters move their products, but prevent foreign capital from going elsewhere.

"If the second pier in Paita is not made and if Lambeyeque doesn't have a port, then Brazilian capital will go to Ecuador, which offers a free zone, a treatment area," he was quoted as saying.

Earlier in his campaign Humala raised the subject of nationalization but has since cooled down his tone. His run-off with Kekio Fujimori is scheduled for Jun. 5.

Meanwhile, cotton industry protesters have blocked the Panamericana Sur road between Pisco and Chincha in the country's south, with two people injured and 12 arrests, according to the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

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Photo: Poder Judicial, Republica de Peru

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