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Eco-photos of the week: May 9-15

By: Catie Leary on May 14, 2010, 6:06 a.m.
Ecuadoreans protest against water privatization

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Protesting water privatization

Indigenous Ecuadoreans block the highways in Otavalo, Ecuador, on May 11 to protest the water resources law being discussed in the National Assembly. The protesters are concerned that the bill allows the privatization of water resources and gives mining companies the rights to use and possibly pollute the water. They consider the law a violation of their ancestral rights to water.