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Environmental movement grows in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN -- Protesters outside Puerto Rico's historic San Geronimo Fort are lying in hammocks, cooking on grills and sleeping in tents while the buzz of construction continues around them.

Developers are building the $300 million Paseo Caribe residential, entertainment and tourist complex -- right beside the tiny fort where Puerto Rico fended off a British attack in 1797 -- despite the dozen tents pitched outside where protesters have remained 24-7 for the past year.

The fight over the Paseo Caribe project is among several across Puerto Rico pitting developers against environmentalists, who say development projects threaten the island's natural resources.

Read the full story at miamiherald.com.

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