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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($21,413 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!