At present, 3,442 displaced persons remain.Full Story
"The Guarani Aquifer is of utmost importance to the region as it represents a strategic water resource in the face of a water crisis," the GRAPHIC regional coordinator warned.Full Story
Uruguay is in the process of overcoming a water crisis that has brought the Paso Severino reservoir to historic lows.
"...students of secondary education and of the University of the Republic (Udelar) mobilized from the university headquarters to the Legislative Palace..."
"The massive deaths show the scarcity of food. The overexploitation of the fishing resource is noticeable and it affects the birds as well," an environmentalist explained.
"...reservoir water levels continue to be critically low, with the lack of rainfall expected to continue until spring..."
For several years now, UN specialists have been warning that the increase in concessions to water-intensive industries has contaminated supply sources and caused water shortages.
"There are 19 solutions in five departments for more than 109 families or facilities, both public education and public health..."
For several weeks, this South American country has been experiencing a water emergency due to prolonged drought.
In 1973, the U.S.-backed military regime launched a 12-year reign of State terror characterized by widespread torture and political imprisonment.
According to the PIT-CNT president, Marcelo Abdala, all branches of activity joined the strike.