[Marxism] The farmers who worry about our phone batteries - BBC News

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 26 07:07:29 MDT 2019

Out of habit, Sara Plaza smiles when her photo is taken, but when she 
talks about what has happened to the land around her home, tears start 
to run down her face.

"There used to be beautiful lagoons down there, with hundreds of 
flamingos," she says. "When they opened their wing, you'd see their 
pretty pink and black feathers. Now it's all dry and the birds have gone."

Peine, the dusty village where she lives in northern Chile, sits on a 
hillside by the Salar de Atacama, an enormous 3,000 sq km (1,200 sq 
mile) salt flat in the driest desert on the planet.


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