Friday, October 13, 2006

A Tale of Two Pulp Mills

From the Associated Press: Argentine opponents of Uruguayan pulp mill projects that have strained ties between the South American neighbors have vowed to resume border bridge blockades this weekend even as the government of President Nestor Kirchner urged calm Wednesday.

Some 800 activists voted late Tuesday to blockade two of three international bridges to renew attention to its claim that the planned wood pulp plants will contaminate farmland and tourist areas in northeastern Argentina.

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