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Meet the Journalist: Bram Ebus

Venezuela's President Maduro has opened up state-owned mining companies to engage in joint ventures with over 150 outside companies from 35 countries. The Arco Minero project is designed to relieve Venezuela's struggling economy.  A majority of the country's freshwater sources are located in the south of the Arco Minero and the area is inhabited by several indigenous communities. Many are concerned that the socio-environmental impacts will have disastrous long-lasting consequences.