Thursday, July 01, 2010

New arrests in mining activist murders

Our friends at the Voices from El Salvador Blog are citing reports today that
8 suspects have been arrested for six murders of environmentalists in Trinidad, Cabañas last year. The murders have been widely linked to the conflict over gold mining in that region and the efforts to block it. Details about the suspects' links to the victims or to gold mining were not immediately available.

1 comment:

Lawrence M. Ladutke said...

The authorities are claiming that the mining dispute was only "an aggravating factor" that contributed to a family dispute and that PR was not involved.

They also say that these murders were not linked to the first murder in June 2009.