Mining, expansion of the agricultural frontier, and community family production system, were the pillars of Martín Torrico’s presentation, during the second discussion “Amazonia and indigenous peoples”, a space promoted by REPAM Bolivia and by the Center for the Promotion of the Laity Ricardo Bacherer CEPROLAI, that using technological means, united the borders to talk about Attacks in the Amazon.

According to the United Nations Environment Program, Torrico says, gold mining in Bolivia has dumped about 100 tons of environmentally polluting mercury per year or about 6 percent of all mercury thrown into the world environment.

On the other hand, the rapporteur said that the expansion of the agricultural frontier is directly related to the state policies and regulations that have promoted the authorizations of fields for the cultivation and grazing of livestock.

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