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Atacameño Communities Maintain Protest Camps in the Atacama Salt Flat and Raise Awareness about out the Environmental Impacts of Lithium Mining

A few days ago the Plurinational Andean Salt Flat Observatory (OPSAL) visited the camp that the Socaire community continues to maintain in the Atacama Salt Flat in opposition to the Memorandum of Understanding between CODELCO and SQM. The area is located on the outskirts of the SQM facilities, near the community. We spoke with some community members about their opinion regarding this pre-agreement, the visible damage that mining has caused in their territory, and the vision they have about the energy transition and electromobility.

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Territorial organizations, community leaders and experts participate in the II Plurinational Meeting for Andean Salt Flats and Wetlands

More than 20 social organizations, experts and representatives of indigenous communities of the Andean highlands of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina participated in the II Plurinational Meeting for the Andean Salt Flats and Wetlands organized by the Plurinational Observatory of Andean Salt Flats (OPSAL in Spanish), the Environment and Natural Resources Foundation (FARN) and Fundación Tantí,