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January 27, 1999, Cuba Free Press.

ECOLOGIST PROTEST KEY COCO AIRPORT PLANS By Juan Antonio Sánchez, Cuba Free Press.

HAVANA - A group of ecologists who have formed the Nature-Peace organization have sent a letter to Cuban President Fidel Castro urging his opposition to the construction of an airport at Key Coco. That area is in the northern part of Camagüey province.

"We consider," the letter says, "that it will be an erroneous application of the environmental politics." The group also called on the Cuban Aid Society in Madrid and the Union of Natives in Switzerland as well as to investors and financial organizations alike and urged them not to cooperate with the Cuban authorities in building the airport.

The group said the airport "would have a very grave impact on the environment, since its only possibility of coming into being would be through robbing territory from the sea."

The text of the letter, which was sent to the Council of State on Jan. 26 urges a reevaluation of the project, while allowing a full and democratic discussion of the matters involving the proposal. It said the outcome should be based on principles of sustained development.

The group said, "We are thinking about calling a meeting of the people to urge their interest in opposing something that would reap more damages than benefits."

Juan Antonio Sánchez, Cuba Free Press.


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