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Panamanian Government Reopens Gold Mine Amidst Local Protest

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 55078
Category/Department: Panama
Date: 1997-09-04
By: LADB Staff

In response to protests from ecologists and residents of the district of Tonosi in Los Santos province, Trade and Industry Minister Raul Arango ordered the Cerro Quema gold mine shut down in July, but permitted it to reopen just four weeks later. Protesters, led by the umbrella organization Frente Santeno Contra la Mineria, alleged that the Cerro Quema mine company a subsidiary of the Canadian consortium Campbell Resources created an environmental and public-health menace.

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