South America

This Week's Program: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

KARMEN RAMIREZ BOSCAN (Wayuu) - the real life of Avatar’s Indigenous peoples - talks about the impact of Colombia’s armed conflict and trans-national companies. The Wayuu’s opposition to eight megaprojects - Jepirachi Wind Park, the Caribe Gas Pipeline between Colombia and Venezuela, the Rancheria River dam, and especially to the El Cerrejon mine were the reasons for the official persecution.

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