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Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Martha Patricia Velarde Ortega, leader of the local community resisting the contamination of the river, speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. - David Bacon - 2015-03-26
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