More than 700 community leaders from Cabañas celebrated the country's victory in approving the law against metallic mining. In a unifying public forum, Defending the Right to Say No to Metallic Mining,the community reasserted its defense of the recently approved law prohibiting metallic mining.

With 69 votes, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly approve the law prohibiting metallic mining in all of El Salvador

This weekend residents of Cinquera participated in a popular referendum in order to decide if they are in favor of or against metallic mining. Ninety-nine percent of the people voted against permitting mining projects on their land.

Environmental organizations together with hundreds of people, accompanied the Catholic Church to the Legislative Assembly to demand a law that prohibits metallic mining.

It is unfortunate that our judicial system is so deficient and unfair that we must wait more than 7 years to punish those guilty of assassinating our environmental defenders,expressed Margarita Posada, representative from the Forum on Health.

 

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By ASOTICO Santa Marta
Asociación para las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación Comunal

 

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