On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.
When protests broke out near the Ngäbe-Buglé semi-autonomous region in 2012, American missionary priest Joe Fitzgerald was forced to assume a role that indigenous people could not.
Government officials say the construction of a hydroelectric dam in western Panama is necessary to address a national electricity emergency, but local residents say they won’t benefit.
Panamanian villagers question the true cost of development in the construction of a major dam on indigenous land.
Members of Panama’s largest indigenous group, the Ngäbe-Buglé, block the country’s main roadway to protest mining and hydroelectric projects.
Indigenous communities are the ones hit hardest by multinational companies mining in the rainforest. But with no one to stand up for them, can their rights be protected?
Canadian mining interests threaten the Panamanian environment as well as the livelihoods of subsistence farmers and indigenous villages.
Local Panamanians have doubts about a giant Canadian-owned copper mine.
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.
The Ngobe, an indigenous people in Panama, are struggling to keep their land out of the hands of Canadian mining interests.
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.
Subsistence farmers in Panama turn activist to protect their land and their way of life from two Canadian mining giants that have other designs.