Tensions Rise in Nicaragua’s Mining Communities

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Lead by the local priest, The people of Rancho Grande, Nicaragua are protesting against the arrival of Canadian mining company B2 Gold. The protesters are concerned that the mine will damage the local environment and force them from their land. The company is also alleged to have used bribery and other tricks to undermine resistance. Meanwhile dissatisfaction with the government’s mining policies is resulting in a growing number of people taking up arms.

Read the full story at: Latin American News Dispatch


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