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Environmentalists to Crucitas gold mine: Take a hike

Mike McDonald - July 2, 2010

    Costa Rican environmentalists announced Monday that they will march for seven days – covering roughly 170 kilometers – to protest the stalled open pit gold…

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Crucitas Gold Mine Back on Hold

Mike McDonald - April 30, 2010

Costa Rica’s Administrative Contention Tribunal, an appeals court that reviews the actions of government agencies, has approved precautionary measures that prolong the suspension of work at the…

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Crucitas Mine Gets Green Light

Mike McDonald - April 23, 2010

The battle over the viability of the Crucitas gold mine in northern Costa Rica took a new course this week. On Friday, April 16, the judges of…

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Tribunal freezes Crucitas gold mine over possible ‘serious damage’ to environment

Mike McDonald - April 23, 2010

Costa Rica´s Administrative Contention Tribunal has approved precautionary measures that prolong the suspension of work at the Crucitas open-pit gold mine in northern Costa Rica. The tribunal´s…

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Protestors against Crucitas turn out in force

Mike McDonald - April 23, 2010

The roughly one thousand protesters that gathered outside the Supreme Court on Thursday represented more than a frustrated crowd of oppositionists. The piles of people who´s “hearts…

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Growing Concern Over Crucitas Mine

Tim Rogers - October 9, 2009

MANAGUA – Responding to warnings that an open-pit goldmine on Costa Rica’s northern border could have “catastrophic” environmental consequences on Nicaragua’s San Juan River, Nicaragua’s National Assembly…

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Costa Rica environmentalists keep up pressure against Crucitas mine

Mike McDonald - June 5, 2009

A group of environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered in front of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) in San José Wednesday to protest the…

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Experts: Las Crucitas Logging Bad for Birds

Leland Baxter-Neal - October 31, 2008

At the center of the growing conflict over a planned open-pit gold mine on Costa Rica’s northern border is the great green macaw. This emerald parrot is…

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Theft Launched Cow’s Modeling Career

The Tico Times - January 21, 2005

The theft of a cow named María del Milagro and her unusual recovery fromthe back seat of an unofficial taxicabturned her into a celebrity, as members ofthe…