Another note, is that this article is precisely why we must always pay attention to sources. This article is from a Canadian publication from the business section, which explains some of their more problematic sentencing. Calling the Romanian media "annoying", for example, and all the Dracula references I could do without, to be quite honest.
The Globe And Mail
Estera Szekely is miserable.
Sturdily built, wearing a pretty blue and yellow dress and her hair gathered in a tight bun, she has spent her entire 60 years here in Rosia Montana, a tattered Transylvanian mountain village that hasn’t seen any wealth since the local gold mines shut down. For the past 33 years, she has lived in a large, yellow stucco house on the village’s main square, where she and her husband, Oliver, a carpenter, raised three sons.
Families in Rosia Montana are divided over plans by Canadian miner Gabriel Resources to develop Europe's biggest gold mine around their village.Estera Szekely refuses to be expropriated, but her brother and daughter-in-law support the mine. 'It was a happy village. But now it's hard to speak openly about whether you are for or against this project,' she says.
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