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Protecting Environmental Defenders This Earth Day

Expand Indigenous people arrive in Quito after marching for 10 days to protest new mining and water law initiatives, as well as a constitutional reform project that would have allowed for indefinite re-election of the president. August 12, 2015. © 2015 José Jácome/EFE Last month, Latin America and Caribbean countries adopted a landmark regional agreement on environmental rights – the first to offer specific protections for people who stand up in defense of their right to a healthy environment. On Earth Day, the effort is a good reminder of the dangers and challenges that still face environmental…

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