Panama: Ngöbe, Buglé Indigenous continue protest against dam

Posted on September 20, 2014 • Filed under: Conflicts, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Panama reported the reservoir created by the dam will likely start flooding fertile agricultural land and destroy the river’s fish and shrimp. Indigenous Panamanian groups remain alert on the banks of the river Tabasara, as part of a long standing protest against the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dams being built, threatening to flood their land. The water reservoir of the dam is expected to flood land belonging to the Comarca of the Ngöbe-Buglé — a semi-autonomous reservation owned and administered by Panama’s indigenous Ngöbe and Buglé people. Read Article

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