Cuenca judge Paúl Serrano has ordered the temporary suspension, Friday, June 1, of mining operations at the Río Blanco gold and silver mine near the Cajas Mountain community of Molleturo. The order also calls for a “demilitarization” of the area around the mine, which is currently guarded by 150 police and military personnel. The suspension order will be in effect for 25 days as data about the impact of the mine on water sources is reviewed by the Universities of Cuenca and Azuay. In his ruling, Serrano said that the rights of the residents near the mine may have been…
Want to read the whole story?
Subscribe to The Cuenca Dispatch and gain full access to this story, weekly issues, plus the entire running archive! With your subscription, you will gain access to all the news you'll need concerning Ecuador as a United States expat.
Get access to our most read articles
- Cuenca expat scene is ‘changing before our eyes’
- Global warming? Most of the hot air is generated by politicians
- Immerse yourself in Cuenca’s bountiful markets
- Ecuadorian named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
- Los Perniles
- What should you bring to Cuenca?
- Searching for origin of the word ‘Gringo’
- Artesana Bakery: a love story
- Cuenca will have a new Ludic Botanical Garden
- Catholic church opens its doors to the LGBTI community