Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project

The Environment Ministry’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has ordered the immediate suspension of all work at a pineapple farming project in the southern Pacific region until the developer complies with various requirements. The decision came after protesters earlier this week in San José criticized the government for issuing permits to the controversial Del Monte project.
The ministry indicated in a news release on Thursday that SETENA’s Council issued the order on Wednesday, following a recommendation from Minister Édgar

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