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Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report
Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report

Opponents of a Chinese plan to construct several dams along Colombia's longest river said they were encouraged by an international human rights panel's report Friday that noted "tension" between Latin American mega-projects and "the full exercise of human rights." The report, issued by the Organization of American States' human rights commission, addresses testimony last month in Washington by Colombians who protested alleged human rights abuses, including forced displacement, in connection with plans to dam sections of the nearly 1,000-mile-long Magdalena River. "The response by the OAS encourages us to continue to resist these mega-projects and...

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