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Apr 20, 2011

Anti-mining leader from El Salvador wins the Goldman Prize

by PhilLee — last modified Apr 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Francisco Pineda of the Environmental Committee of Cabañas, El Salvador has won the 2011 Goldman Prize for Francisco Pineda for his work in stopping a gold mine from destroying El Salvador’s dwindling water resources and the livelihoods of rural communities throughout the country.

Francisco Pineda - goldman prize winnerCESTA / Friends of the Earth El Salvador has worked closely with Francisco and the Environmental Committee of Cabañas.


Ricardo Navarro, the Director of CESTA, expressed his joy at Francisco's achievement and said that such recognition will strengthen the community and organisations' struggle to prevent mining exploitation in El Salvador. 


Find out more about Francisco Pineda