'The struggle for access to safe and sufficient water for drinking and irrigation defines life for the Wayuu of La Guajira, whose children suffer higher rates of malnutrition and mortality than their non-indigenous counterparts. The Wayuu blame their thirst mainly on the mine, which they say drains water from the river and groundwater they depend on and pollutes what’s left.'
LA GUAJIRA, Colombia — “It was beautiful here,” said Mariella. “There were crops, flowers, animals. There was life.” Mariella is an indigenous Wayuu from the community of Wasimo in the dusty desert of Colombia’s northernmost department of La Guajira. She lives in a one-bedroom shack with...
"Nicaragua is not alone in widening its definition of “terrorism” so far that activists and protesters end up behind bars. Ortega is just the latest in a line of leaders to pass sweeping counterterrorism laws that activists say can be used to infringe on civil liberties."
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