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Environmentalists demand bill for moratorium in mining concessions for Panama

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Panamanian environmentalist organizations presented the Congress with a bill for a moratorium in the award of open-cast mining concessions.

Meanwhile, the government is promoting a bill to change the mining law to boost foreign investment.

According to the environmentalists, some 40 percent of the territory of Panama is subject to requests for mining concessions.


Original source (in Spanish): AFP