February 27, 2019

Panama: Catholic Sister Considers Dam a Violation of Indigenous People's Right to Religion

'The flooding caused by the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project nearly three years ago constitutes an ongoing violation of their religious and cultural rights, say Ngäbe-Buglé leaders, in addition to causing widespread damage to orchards, farmland and fishing that the communities depended on for food and livelihood. Sr. Edia "Tita" López of the Sisters of Mercy agrees.

Sr López has accompanied this indigenous group in its struggle for more than a decade, since before the dam was built...'

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Story Source: Global Sisters Report. Image: Tracy Barnett / Global Sisters Report
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Messages to: Edia "Tita" López rsm c/- Sisters of Mercy Justice Team

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