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Companeros and Companeras, First, I am honoured to be here and send congratulations to the people of Colombia and the key organizations which are working on this campaign on your historic water referendum. I am also humbled to be able to be asked to speak in support of the critical work of the citizens of […]

 

A media release issued by our ally CENSAT Agua Viva states that, “The committee of Promoters of the Water Referendum welcomes and thanks the Chamber of Representatives for its acceptation of the appeal brought forward by the committee by means of their spokesperson, Rafael Colmenares, which opens the road for reconsideration for return to the […]

 

The Canadian Press reports that, “A Mexican mine run by a Canadian company embroiled in a controversy around the death of a local activist (Abarca Roblero) has been shut down over environmental concerns.” “Abarca Roblero was known as a passionate critic of Blackfire, which he blamed for contaminating local rivers and for killing local crops […]

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On October 31, 2004, the people of Uruguay made history by being the first people in the world to vote on the human right to water. By an almost two-thirds majority, the people of Uruguay voted to amend their constitution to ensure not only that access to piped water and sanitation is a fundamental human […]

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