Panama: bishop mediates between government, indigenous in mining dispute
Catholic World News - February 21, 2012
Bishop José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán of David--a city of 83,000 in southwestern Panama--is mediating between the Panamanian government and the indigenous Ngäbe and Buglé peoples in a dispute over mining and water rights.
The government has announced plans to build dams in the indigenous peoples’ territory, leading indigenous activists to block the nation’s busiest highway in protest.
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