2013-07-31 19:55:15

In Oaxaca, a bid to restart mine opens old wounds

Foreign investment in Mexico's mining sector has expanded dramatically over the past decade and it’s raising tensions in some local communities. The most contentious conflicts have arisen in indigenous communities where residents say the government failed to inform and consult local populations before handing out 50-year mining permits to foreign investors. In Oaxaca, one permit would re-open a mine which local communities fought to close down. FSRN’s Shannon Young reports.


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