Indigenous leaders withdraw their recognition of the national government due to plans to mine the Cerro Colorado mountain. A plan which is likely to cause environmental destruction and contamination of the water supply.
Police in Panama have clashed with dozens of indigenous protesters trying to prevent copper mining on their ancestral lands.
The author writes about an initiative that puts an indigenous community in Colombia at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
Not only Nicaragua, but Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica are all promoting 'wet' or 'dry' canal projects to join the two oceans. Chinese money is backing all of them.
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