This article outlines a commemorative anti-mining march in Panama that took place early February 2013. The march marked the one year anniversary of Ngãbe Buglé indigenous community protests against the elimination of an article in a mining bill that outlawed mineral extraction on the Ngãbe Buglé reservation. They were also protesting the construction of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project without an environmental impact assessment and prior consultation (as stipulated in ILO Convention 169). The article examines the Martinelli government's response to the protests, in addition to their failure to consult with the indigenous community on either of the projects.
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Reynolds, Louisa. "Indigenous communities in Panama commemorate march against open-pit mining in which two protestors were killed." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/112