Mining Industry Frozen in El Salvador

There are 26 mining projects between applications for exploration and exploitation which have not been approved.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Applications for mining comprise nearly 5% of the country's territory. says, "companies have found a vein of gold that begins in Mexico and goes through all the countries of Central America and ends in Costa Rica."

Aquilino Duarte, Director of Hydrocarbons and Mines from the Ministry of Economy, added that "the grain is thicker" in El Salvador.

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