“Metal mining needs water both to extract the rock from the subsoil, to wash it, and then to separate the rock and the metal,” says activist Alejandro Labrados.
To extract gold, cyanidation is used, an effective practice to process the material, but extremely dangerous since only two grams of this substance are enough to kill a man.
Latin America continues to be a territory that hides vast deposits of gold, and it is in the areas where regulation has been violated by corruption that illegal mines are established.
Countries like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador lend themselves to these practices, leaving populations devastated by the poisoning of their main water sources.
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