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Activists in Panama Decry Destruction of Rainforests

By Elisa Vasquez Panama, Jun 15 (EFE).- In Panama, “the first to disrespect nature are the officials appointed to defend it,” according to Ligia Arreaga, an environmentalist engaged in activism for a decade on behalf of the rainforest of Darien that spreads across Panama’s border with Colombia. The Central American country has “extraordinarily good” laws, what is lacking are decent officials ready to enforce them at the risk of their jobs and their lives,” Arreaga told EFE. The journalist and activist said she has received death threats since 2009 for defending the Matusagarati Wetlands Lagoon, an ecosystem connected with the…

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