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Garcia promises peaceful transition amid deadly Peru unrest

LIMA (AFP) – Peru's President Alan Garcia on Saturday promised a peaceful transition for incoming president Ollanta Humala, amid anti-mining violence the day before that left five people dead and 30 injured. "There are important goals, the first of which is to ensure a peaceful transition and smooth start for the (Humala) government," Garcia said in a statement to the press. Garcia's statement came after the government revoked a silver mining concession that had been granted to Canada's Bear Creek Mining Corporation after hundreds of demonstrators protesting the mine tried to storm an airport in the south of the country on Friday. At…