Petition to Prevent National Extortion on the Part of Canadian Gold-Mining Company

Petition to Prevent National Extortion on the Part of Canadian Gold-Mining Company

“Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit because the nation decided to protect its rainforests rather than host an open-pit gold mine.

Costa Rica’s rainforest is lauded as one of the most beautiful in the world, and is home to many endangered species, including the green macaw. Officials considered approving the gold mine, but the use of toxic chemicals such as cyanide — which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers — was far too great a risk to allow the project to move forward.

They WON 1billion dollars was awarded to the mining company and now the tribunal has said Costa Rica must pay $600 million in interest to Infinito Gold”

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