Social Movement in Colombia Rises Up in Defense of Water

In Colombia a nascent social movement is unifying disparate social issues under one banner : the defense of water.

The Town of Tamesis characterized by its natural beauty, richness in Natural resources is under threat of mining, infrastructure mega-projects

The southeast of Antioquia is a zone where there are a lot of forests and a lot of water, and now that private and multinational companies have begun to enter the region, the campesino communities are very worried,

This new invasion of mining companies make a threat to the way of life of traditional campesino (small scale farmers and rural workers) communities.

Traditionally, the region’s small scale farmers have lived by growing crops such as corn, plantain and beans for the local market, and coffee and citrics for exports

Fears are now growing that this situation could get even worse with government plans to sell off its 57% stake in the company responsible for many of these projects.

by axisoflogic

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