Protesters Begin Hunger Strike to Stop Crucitas Gold Mine
Activists protested open pit mining in Costa Rica Saturday in front of Casa Presidencial. The protest against the Crucitas open-pit gold mine, a project that is on hold near the northern border with Nicaragua, will involve a hunger strike by activists, including Costa Rican actress Rocío Carranza.
Environmentalists in the protest said the hunger strike will be a period of indefinite fast.
Said Carranza in a statement, “My name is Rocio Carranza Maxera, I’m an actress and now am part of the movement against mining.” She urged others to join in the fast.
The hunger strikers intend to help enforce the final repeal of Decree 34801-MINAET, which was signed by the government of former President Oscar Arias and declared the gold mine in Costa Rica’s interest. For now mining has stopped as the case goes through the judicial process.
You may be interested
Women’s Hackathon takes place in San JoséThe Tico Times - October 23, 2017
More than 200 women from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic gathered in San José over the weekend for…
Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no moreRoberto Guzmán - October 23, 2017
In the wake of the killing of another athlete in Costa Rica by a drunk driver, we feel impelled to…
Drunk driver kills Venezuelan athlete during half-marathon in Costa RicaAFP / The Tico Times - October 23, 2017
A drunk driver in San José killed a Venezuelan runner who was participating in the San José Half Marathon early…