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Thousands protest in Ecuador’s capital for “Water, Life, and Dignity of the People”

25,000 people walking 700 kilometres for 2 weeks in Equador. WHY? Because their food and water livelihoods are dwindling. WHY? Because mining uses enormous amounts of water eg the mine "Mirador“ on the border of Peru uses up some astonishing 140 LITRES OF WATER PER SECOND. These add up to two million litres per day which are removed from the surrounding rivers and as a result are not available in the neighbouring areas. This is a huge problem as the local population is depending on this water for farming and rearing of livestock. The mine "Mirador“ is just one of many suchlike projects in Equador but also in every country .. more info,.
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2012/03/thousands-protest-in-ecuadors-capital-for-water-life-and-dignity-of-the-people/

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