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Costa Rica’s Chinchilla open to arguments from opponents of Crucitas gold mine

Thursday, July 22, 2010


 After distancing her government from the stalled and controversial Crucitas open-pit gold mine in Costa Rica's northern zone near the Nicaraguan border, President Laura Chinchilla and her executive team seem to be more open than ever to hearing the point of view of the project's opponents.

Casa Presidencial spokesman have repeatedly said that the mine was signed into law in a previous government and that Chinchilla would not revisit the decision.
 
Now, perhaps driven by intensified opposition to the mine and recent polls that indicate that more than 80 percent of Costa Ricans oppose the project, her government has said it is willing to analyze the documents.
 
Original source: Tico Times