Anti-mining activist found dead in El Salvador

Posted on June 18, 2011 • Filed under: El Salvador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Mining

Diario ABC reports that the body of a murdered activist who had protested mining operations in El Salvador was found last Tuesday in a mass grave in Soyapango, 6 kilometers east of San Salvador. The victim, a university student named Juan Francisco Durán, disappeared on June 2, according to local environmental organizations. His murder follows the murder of several other anti-mining and human rights activists in the past two years in the department of Cabañas, El Salvador. Read article.

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