Costa Rica

in Costa Rica, a man hangs a banner that reads No to the Mining Industry
Photo: Mayela Lopez

2010-2011

▷ A strong citizens’ movement pressured the Costa Rican government to close down Infinito Gold’s Crucitas project and pass a ban on all future open-pit metal mining in 2010.
▷ In late 2011, a Costa Rican court annulled Infinito Gold’s concessions.