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Puerto Maldonado, Peru -- "We have to break with the historical paradigm that views Amazonia as an inexhaustible source of supplies for other countries without concern for its inhabitants," Francis said.
People from Manicani Island in Eastern Samar province want assurances from the government that an open pit mine, where production was suspended in 2002, will remain closed
The bells rang in celebration at San Isidro Church. People hugged two local priests in gratitude and cheered as activists took to the church's front steps and delivered victory speeches.
Eco Catholic: Late March saw an amazing week in the Salvadoran struggle against mining. And we owe much of the magic to Gov. Carlos Padilla from the Philippines.