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Panama’s Indigenous Protestors Block Roads in Dispute to End Mineral Exploitation on Their Lands; Clashes Leave One Dead

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Title: Panama’s Indigenous Protestors Block Roads in Dispute to End Mineral Exploitation on Their Lands; Clashes Leave One Dead
Author: Reynolds, Louisa
Subject: Latin America
Central America
Panama
Ricardo Martinelli
Gnäbe‐Buglé
indigenous
protest
mining
hydroelectric
land
Código Minero
policy
law
reform
Inter-American Highway
PRD
dialogue
Gerónimo Montezuma
José Raúl Mulino
dam
resource
ley chorizo
water
Chiriquí
blockade
Abstract: Anger against President Ricardo Martinelli's administration boiled over on Jan. 30, as members of the Gnäbe‐Buglé indigenous tribe protested after the Asamblea Nacional (AN) took initial steps toward lifting a mining moratorium on their territories. The Coordinadora por la Defensa de los Recursos Naturales y el Derecho del Pueblo Gnäbe‐ Buglé, which has called for all mining and hydroelectric projects on indigenous lands to be halted, decided to block a stretch of the Inter‐American Highway that joins Panama’s western province of Chiriquí with Costa Rica. The next day, the protest had spread to the provinces of Boca del Toro and Chiriquí, 369 km west of Panama City, and sections of the road running through Veraguas province.
Date: 2012-02-23
Publisher: NotiCen - Latin American Data Base
Citation: Reynolds, L. (2012, February 23). Panama’s Indigenous Protestors Block Roads in Dispute to End Mineral Exploitation on Their Lands; Clashes Leave One Dead. NotiEn 16(8), 1-2.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/19406
Available at: http://ladb.unm.edu/
ISSN: 1089-1560


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