July 18, 2012 PBS NewsHour
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
As Canadian mining companies look to exploit vast swaths of the Panamanian rain forest, local protesters and environmental activists fight back.
June 19, 2012 CBC News
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in Panama in search of gold, silver and spices. Five hundred years later, it's not the Spaniards, but the Canadians who have come looking for riches.
June 15, 2012 CBC News
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
Precious metals and the rainforest are at stake in a battle between Canadian mining companies and local communities in Panama, a struggle that conjures up images of the Spanish Conquistadors.