This article discusses the opposition in El Salvador to the Cerro Blanco gold mine, located just over the border in Guatemala. The environmental effects of the mine, namely water pollution and deforestation, constitute the primary concerns about the mine. El Salvador has frozen foreign mining and is seeking international pressure to impede the mine operations in Guatemala.
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Witte-Lebhar, Benjamin. "El Salvador seeks international help to block gold mine in Guatemala." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/96