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Peru hikes taxes on sodas, alcohol, cigarettes and dirty cars

LIMA (Reuters) - The Peruvian government hiked excise taxes on sugary drinks, alcohol, cigarettes and polluting cars on Thursday in a bid to tackle public health problems linked to obesity and cancer while shoring up public resources. The finance ministry ... read more

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