Buried under this coal

The Wayuu represent the largest indigenous group in Colombia and its existence is compromised because of the impact of large multinational groups in their ancestral territory. La Guajira abounds in coal, but is scarce in water. While the world's largest open-pit coal mine Cerrejon consumes 34.9 million liters of water per day, for the Wayuu access to drinking water is increasingly difficult. The great mining has canceled prospects of an agricultural economy in the peninsula, and built first hand to the degradation of the social fabric.

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