Open pit mine foes dwindle in hunger strike

A hunger strike by opponents of an open pit gold mine has dwindled to three persons, the organization reported Sunday night.

The mine opponents are camped outside Casa Presidencial in Zapote. They want President Laura Chinchilla to rescind a decree by Óscar Arias Sánchez that said the mine was in the public interest. Meanwhile the process by which the mine got approval is being studied in an administrative court trial.

The three remaining fasters are Rosibel Porras, Andrés Guillén and David Rojas, the organization said. The original group of hunger strikers was 13. Sunday was the ninth day.

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