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Just Cause - Sacred Rivers

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"Just Cause," hosted by Colombian human rights advocate Piedad Córdoba, offers a series of documentaries on Latin American economic, political and social realities. Today our host visits a community of the Lenca people in Honduras who are engaged in a struggle against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project that aims to put the Gualcarque River in private hands. Since the works began, the people have been forbidden to use the water of the river that is sacred for them and the source of life itself. “When they jail the waters and put up dams, the life of the people is weakened,” said one community leader. People are defending the entire ecosystem and demanding an end to the militarization of indigenous territories.