A woman in a bus observes a march protesting the cost of living in Aguilares, El Salvador, some 13 miles north of San Salvador, the sign reads "Together lets defend life! No to mining exploitation." (AP/Edgar Romero)

In Effort To Save Natural Resources, El Salvador Bans All Metal Mining

In response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers have rejected appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and water supply by banning metallic mining.