South America's Deadly Water Wars

By Michael Smith - 2013-02-13T12:53:59Z

Photograph by Gabriel Rinaldi

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A Bloody Business

In Peru, 15 people have been killed in protests over government decisions to divert water to new mines. Adelaida Tabaco holds a photograph of her husband Paulino Garcia, who was killed last July in a protest in Celendin, Peru, against diverting water to Newmont's new Conga gold mine. "He died in a pool of blood," she says.