Andean Water Wars: the Silala case

The Atacama Desert is the second driest place on earth, and the watersheds of the rivers in the region, the Lauca, Maurí, and Silala, have long been in dispute. In a time when climate change impacts hydrographic basins everywhere, the dispute over the remote Silala watershed, in particular, has become a testament to the importance of fresh water.

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The Slavery of the 21st Century

By Philippe Armand  de Bonneval, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF version of this article, click

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