Argentine town battles mining company

Locals fear mine, potentially worth billions of dollars, could threaten water reserves.

    A Canadian company plans to open a mine in Argentina’s Catamarca province to tap into a rich vein of copper and gold that could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars. 

    But residents in the valley below the Agua Rica mine have been taking on the miners, protesting for more than two years in an effort to block the project. They fear scarce water resources are in jeopardy.

    Al Jazeera’s Craig Mauro reports from Argentina.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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