In 2006 and 2007, Cuenca, the capital city of the province of Azuay, in Ecuador, was the stage of multiple mining projects. The Rio Blanco gold and silver mining project has raised concern and sparked opposition by the local communities, due to the negative impacts that these have had on the environment and livelihoods.
Creado con una imagen de Simon Matzinger - "Light, born in darkness. Darkness spreads in light. One in the other; no divorce possible."