Sunday, June 04, 2006

Communities of Chalatenango Destroy Mining Company Exploration Work

On June 2, 2006, roughly 100 people from the communities of the Association of Communities for the Development of Chalatenango (CCR) traveled three and a half hours and more to the top of one of the highest peaks in northeastern Chalatenango yesterday to locate and destroy a drill sample marker recently left by Au Martinique Silver Inc. mining company.In a spontaneous activity, people from the numerous communities that surround Iramón Mountain, and rely on it for their fresh water supply, led the initiative in a show of their opposition to the presence of Au Martinique Silver Inc. in Chalatenango.

You can read a full account of the protest by Sebastián Darío ( with a couple of nice photos) here.

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