Chilean Court Suspends Pascua Lama Mine

Inter Press Service: Environmental groups and indigenous Diaguita communities of the Huasco Valley in northern Chile celebrated a court decision Wednesday that will bring to a complete halt work on the Pascua Lama gold, silver and copper mine belonging to Canada's Barrick gold. "The mine was approved on the condition that the glaciers would not be touched. But the General Water Department (DGA) has repeatedly confirmed that Pascua Lama is destroying glaciers," said Lucio Cuenca, director of the Latin American Observatory......

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