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Agro leaders to protest Barrick Gold contract on Friday

Dominican Today
April 9th, 2013

The country�s agro producers grouped in CONFENAGRO on Tuesday called for a series of protests on Friday April 12, in rebuke of Barrick Gold�s  contract, which calls for only 3% of the profits from the gold mined at Cotu�, in Dominican Republic�s northeast.

Organization president Erick Rivero said the associations 3,000 members will march on horses, tractors, motorbikes and even on foot to demand the Dominican people�s right to reap more benefit from the mine.

He said producers cannot sit back and allow Barrick Gold�s �abuse� of the country, adding that the mine pollutes rivers in Los Cacaos de Hatillo, killing thousands of cattle, as area ranchers sustain huge losses.


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