07/15/2011 12:14 am ET Updated Sep 13, 2011

El Salvador Residents Fight To Ban Gold Mining

Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-funded Salvadoran military as it burned their houses and fields in an early stage of the country's twelve-year civil war. Dozens were killed as they crossed the Lempa River into refugee camps in Honduras.

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