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
Costa Rican Happy Hour #4: ‘No me visto para vos’Elizabeth Lang - March 23, 2018
Today’s Friday Happy Hour tune is No me visto para vos (I don’t dress for you) by local Costa Rican pop independent band Los Waldners.
Costa Rica beats Scotland 1-0 in friendly matchAFP - March 23, 2018
La Sele beat Scotland 1-0 this Friday in Glasgow, on the first rehearsal of the year to tune up their game before the 2018 Russia World Cup.
New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heatAFP - March 23, 2018
The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.