Movement Against Barro Blanco Dam in Panama Heats Up

Katy Yan

Back in February, I wrote about how the controversial Barro Blanco project in Panama had applied for carbon credits with the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism.

Since then, the indigenous movement against the project, led by the M10 (the April 10 Movement for the Defense of the Tabasara River, which gathers all the affected communities along the banks of the Tabasara River) has really heated up. For 15 days, they have shut down part of the Pan-American Highway and camped outside of the dam site, effectively stopping construction.

To read more about the protest, go to page 4 of the latest CDM Newsletter.