On Monday May 5 2014, local groups in Panama filed a complaint against the FMO’s investment in the Barro Blanco hydropower project with the Independent Complaints Mechanism (ICM), the recently established independent grievance mechanism of the FMO. The Barro Blanco dam (28,84 MW) is under construction on the Tabasará River in the Province of Chiriquí in western Panama. A part of the project (6.7 hectares) is located in Ngöbe-Buglé comarca (traditional indigenous territory), created by law in 1997.

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