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An Ecuadoran fisherman braves the high seas for his weekly allotment of inventory. Murderous narco-traffickers line his path, threatening his very existence.

In Peru, a  poor gold miner digs for a better future. His work destroys the very forest that gives him life. But it also keeps his children fed.

A Brazilian native activist fights to save a forest that keeps on shrinking. Powerful industrial soy farms surround him, suffocating his livelihood.

Under intense pressure, all three battle unsurmountable odds. With a great love for their land, they face daily adversity to survive.

Gerry Hadden goes into the heart of South America to meet the people affected by a unique paradigm: fighting scarcity in lands of tremendous abundance. 

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IDB: AGRICULTURE & POVERTY BY THE NUMBERS

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IDP works to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support. Review the latest numbers and resources related to the working poor in the region.

EJA: MAP OF MINING CONFLICTS IN LATIN AMERICA

This map presents cases of mining conflicts related to metal ores, industrial minerals and construction materials mining activities. Learn more at the Environmental Justice Atlas.

UN/FAO: AQUACULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

The contribution of aquaculture to the regional economy has grown substantially in the last 10 years. It provides employment for more than 200,000 people directly and approximately 500,000 indirectly. Read the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) primer on aquaculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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