In Bolivia, indigenous communities protest mining activities
In Bolivia, the high demand and prices of minerals have revived mining in parts of the country. One of the largest producers of minerals is a region known as the department of Oruro. It’s also one of the most contaminated, with mining pollution affecting water, agricultural land and animals as well as forcing people from their ancestral land. Members of these communities continue to demand a proper assessment of the impacts of mining. FSRN’s Aldo Orellana Lopez reports from Oruro, Bolivia.