About 2,000 people, including environmentalists and horse-riding farmers, rallied in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, to protest against three large scale mining-related projects expected to begin before year-end. The crowd asked the government to stop London-based Zamin Ferrous’s $3 billion Valentines iron ore project, an open-pit mine President Jose Mujica openly supports, as it would be the largest private investment ever made in Uruguay.
See http://www.mining.com/thousands-march-against-large-scale-mining-in-uruguay-44635/.