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Global Voices: Oil and Water

Global Voices from WGBH’s World Channel presents Oil & Water, the true story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters: 18 billion gallons of oil waste was dumped in the Equadorian Amazon, leading to unexplainable rashes, childhood deformities, and ballooning cancer rates.

Hugo, of Ecuador’s Cofan tribe, was educated in the US and returns to fight for the survival of his Amazonian tribe. David, of nearby Amherst MA, started a humanitarian aid project in the Amazon, attempting to revolutionize the oil industry.

See their stories today at 4pm on WGBH World. More airings

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Image credit:Laurel Spellman Smith

Funding for WGBH’s digital mural has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 
 

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