Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth

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Femmes de la communauté indigène manifestent à la Paz, Bolivie

Femmes de la communauté indigène manifestent à la Paz, Bolivie © AFP PHOTO/AIZAR RALDES

Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.

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