In Peru’s Andes, scars of protest deaths cut deep as families seek justice

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By Alexander Villegas JULIACA, Peru (Reuters) – In a small bedroom of a tin-roofed home in Peru’s southern city of Juliaca, Asunta Jumpiri holds the torn red and black sweatshirt of her 15-year-old son, whose dark eyes stare back at her from half a dozen framed photos around the room. Her son Brayan was wearing it when he was shot in the back of the head on Jan. 9, the deadliest day of violence Peru has seen in over twenty years that has cut a deep scar in the country’s Andean south. Brayan had come into town with his mother, 9-year-old younger brother and pregnant older sister to visit the do…

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