Carrera: The Government Has Made A Mockery Of The Ngäbe People
Friday, January 18 2013 @ 01:17 pm EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Carrera said on 5 February 2013 they will depart from various points in the province of Chiriqui to protest, and remember the slaughter against the people caused by members of the National Police during the clashes, in which the Indians Jerónimo Rodríguez Tugrí and Mauricio Méndez were killed.
She said despite the signing of agreement with the national government authorities they continue with the implementation of Barro Blanco hydroelectric project, although there is a report from the United Nations Organization (UN) which confirms that indigenous communities, close to the Tabasará river, will be affected by this project.
The chieftain said the government has made a mockery of the Ngäbe people and has not ordered the suspension of the construction of this hydroelectric project, in order to conduct a second international inspection by experts to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the project.
She warned that the Indians will continue their fight with intelligence because they will not allow the development of hydroelectric projects that affect the environment and the community environment. (Critica)
Editor's Comment: This is the woman who was given a pickup truck worth $29,000 dollars in exchange for leading the protests against the national government. Once again, members of the political opposition don't really care about the people, the environment, or the Ngäbe - but rather they are simply being used as pawns by those with money and political objectives to obtain. This woman has lost all credibility. She's just another corrupt politician, it's just that she happens to dress like an Indian. Shame, really...