Wayuu indigenous woman Rosalba Castro, 20, draws water from a community well in Manaure, Colombia, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

Colombian Gov’t Sells Out Indigenous Peoples’ Drinking Water To Western Mining Interests

Colombia’s Wayuú people have struggled to live without water since 2011, as a dam built that year has diverted the tribe’s only water source to a coal mine that consumes an astounding 17 million liters of water a day. The Wayuú say 14,000 children have died since the dam was built.