El Salvador's clean water resources are scarce. It is heavily deforested. It cannot afford the loss of agricultural land that would result from mining.
As a result of the Government's refusal to allow mining to go ahead, Pacific Rim, a Canadian mining company and the Commerce Group (US) are suing El Salvador for millions of dollars in lost potential profit.
In Cabanas, four environmental activists have been killed. The most recent killing took place only three weeks ago.
You have to ask, if the people and their government don't want mining on their land why is there an issue here? The people of El Salvador have the right to determine their own future. Pacific Rim should accept this and leave.
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