Activism & Protests

Big trucks at a copper mine

Panama copper mine to close after Supreme Court rules concession unconstitutional

Minera Panamá will have to close the Cobre Panamá mine after the country’s highest court unanimously ruled that the terms of its contract were unconstitutional. The decision comes amid nationwide protests that blocked roads and shipping routes as Panamanians fought back against expansion of the mining sector due to its damaging environmental impacts.