Following an announcement that he will not give Pacific Rim extraction rights to the El Dorado area, President Saca reiterated that his administration will not support any mineral extraction.
Saca said that he will veto any law the Legislative Assembly tries to pass that allows mining on Salvadoran territory.
He emphasized the environmental ramifications that accompany mining, such as the health implications of using cyanide to extract gold. He made it clear that this administration will not support any mining project.
-Leslie O'Bray, SHARE Grassroots Education and Advocacy Intern