Colombia’s minister of the environment, Luz Helena Sarmiento, has stated this week that the decision on where to put the new limits of the regional nature reserve at the páramo de Santurbán will be disclosed “either on Sunday or Monday” (i.e. March 30th or 31st). This long-delayed decision will determine whether mining companies in the region (particularly those working out of the town of Vetas, just to the West of the nature reserve), will be allowed to move forward and develop their concessions.
Subscribers know exactly how your humble scribe believes the decision will go and how he’s playing it. The Colombian government’s decision on this has been too long in coming, but the wait is about to come to an end.