A community in the middle of the Andes mountains in Ecuador continues to resist the advance of mining companies.
Residents from La Merced de Buenos Aires say they hope for a popular consultation to prohibit mining in their territory.
However, Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso has created an action place to promote mining and is hoping to exploit more than 2.9 million hectares (7.2 million acres of land in the country.
Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports.
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