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Published August 08, 2011, 04:44 AM

Agreements with South Korea, Colombia, Panama could price small farmers out of market

WASHINGTON — Picture this. Pacific Rim, a multinational corporation, wants to mine for gold in El Salvador using dangerous chemicals that would threaten the water supply of poor communities. Communities fight back — despite intimidation and even murder of local activists — and win new mining safeguards from their government.

By: Bill Waren,

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