dimanche, avril 23, 2006

Actualité - Salvadorians Protest Against Canadian Mining Exploitation

Franc-Parler publie une nouvelle du Salvador à propos des activités destructrices du monopole Canadian Martinique Minerals SA. Les monopoles canadiens à l'étranger, surtout en Amérique latine, en Afrique et en Asie, se livrent à des activités anti-syndicales et destructrices pour l'environemment naturel.

San Salvador, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) - Environmentalists and social groups gathered on Friday in front of the Canadian Embassy in El Salvador to protest the damage that Canadian mining companies have caused to the ecosystem and local people.

According to the demonstrators, mining activities by the Canadian Martinique Minerals SA are damaging the environment in northern El Salvador.

Environmentalists and community leaders called on the Canadian Embassy and El Salvador´s ministries of Economy and Environment to put an end to mining exploitation.

The Catholic Church expressed support for the communities in the states of Chalatenango, Cabanas and Morazan, where the Canadian company is planning to open mines.

Angel Ibarra, leader of Unidad Ecologica Salvadorena, condemned the free trade agreement with the US, which includes mining in detriment to the people.

The Center for Research on Investment and Trade has repeatedly denounced mining as a new form of expropriation of El Salvador´s natural resources.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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