Friday, February 18, 2011

PANAMA - Indian mobilization against the new mining code

Since a new mining code was adopted February 11, thousands of Indians have decided to rally in protest against projects that they deem harmful to their territories. In particular, they blocked several roads and burned lands. Faced with these protests, President Ricardo Martinelli has tried to reassure February 17 Indian communities.

On his Twitter account, he pledged not to exploit new deposits in the Cerro Colorado copper belt.

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