“We’re prepared to use our arrows to defend what belongs to us,” says Jairo Fuentes, a young Wayúu man who is leading the fight to protect Tamaquito.
The natives of Tamaquito are so attached to the land that mothers even bury the umbilical cords of their children in the ground to represent their connection to the land.
Yet now a Multinational Mining company is trying to force the people to relocate.
The explosions of the mine have scared away many of the forest animals.
The pollution has destroyed local water and air quality.
Even the goats are too scared to reproduce.
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