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Land dispute sends farmers, Barrick Gold back to court

Dominican Today
February 11th, 2016

Cotui, Dominican Republic. Hundreds of farmers on Thursday are gathered at the Sanchez Ramirez province (central) Land Court, site of the fifth hearing in their case against the miner Barrick Gold.

Hundreds of people have sued the mining company to demand payment for the farmers’ properties.

National Police officers have cordoned off the area to traffic on Sanchez St. since early morning, with barriers to prevent incidents.

Members of the families Rosario, Diaz and Vasquez demand payment for their alleged properties, who affirmed having struggled over three years against Barrick Gold.

 

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