Land dispute sends farmers, Barrick Gold back to court
Cotui, Dominican Republic. Hundredsof farmers on Thursday are gathered at the Sanchez Ramirez province (central) LandCourt, site of the fifth hearing in their case against the miner Barrick Gold.
Hundreds of people have sued themining company to demand payment for the farmers’ properties.
National Police officers havecordoned off the area to traffic on Sanchez St. since early morning, with barriersto prevent incidents.
Members of the families Rosario,Diaz and Vasquez demand payment for their alleged properties, who affirmed havingstruggled over three years against Barrick Gold.