In Panama, local groups have teamed up with environmental activists to halt the development of huge Canadian gold and copper mines. In collaboration with CBC News in Canada and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Mellissa Fung and Lynn Burgess report on the project and the money and land at stake.

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A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.

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