Alleged conspiracy stuns Glencore’s mine plans
Santo Domingo.- Just when Glencore (formerly Xstrata Nickel) Falcondo’s massive PR campaign for its planned mine was gaining attitude, local media on Friday report that intelligence agencies learned Thursday night that individuals from Bonao (central) have organized mobs against La Vega
diocese bishop Antonio Camilo, in reprisal for his steadfast opposition to exploiting Loma Miranda.
“It was learned that faced with the possibility of an attack against the Catholic prelate , Police chief Manuel Castro ordered special surveillance around the diocese and bishop Camilo’s house,” eldia.com.do reports.
Castro reportedly ordered the police commander in Santiago to personally protect the bishop.
Radical priest Rogelio Cruz, who along with dozens of Cibao region prelates have mobilized with Camilo on Friday morning against Falcondo’s plan to mine ferronickel at Loma Miranda, and called on parishioners to attend a mass in front of the bishop’s residence to thwart any potential assaults.
Cruz accused Falcondo and ruling PLD party senator from Monseñor Noel province, Felix Nova, of conspiring against Camilo.
He said he was informed that the thugs had already departed from Bonao and were headed to La Vega.