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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:37 PM

Salento in uproar after court overrules mining ban in "one of world's most beautiful towns"

Salento's Cocora Valley is one of Colombia's most iconic tourist destinations. (Image: The Colombian Way)
Coffee region

by Adriaan Alsema June 5, 2019.

Inhabitants of Salento in Colombia’s coffee region are in uproar after a judge overruled a municipal ban on mining in what CNN once dubbed “one of world’s most beautiful towns.”

The Quindio Administrative Tribunal annulled the mining ban approved by the municipal council that sought to shield the town and the nearby Cocora valley from mining in February.

According to the court, the ban goes against a Constitutional Court ruling that disallowed municipalities to unilaterally ban mining.

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The ruling shocked locals, because the town and the nearby valley are among Colombia’s most famous tourist attractions and a source for drinking water for much of the province.

The Quindio river provides 70% of the drinking water of province capital Armenia and three other towns. (Image: The Colombian Way)


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Beakybird Jun 2019 #1

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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:01 PM

1. So sad. Evil always holds the aces.

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