El Salvador Bans Metal Mining Nationwide

HeadlineApr 03, 2017
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El Salvador has become the first country in the world to ban metal mining nationwide, after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the measure last week. The ban comes after more than a decade of organizing against a proposed Canadian gold mine called “El Dorado.” Several anti-mining activists were killed during this struggle, which grew into a nationwide movement to prohibit metal mining across El Salvador.

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