In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author of “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed,” joined Bill Miller’s Global Connections TV to discuss how the water defenders of El Salvador secured their historic victory.

This interview originally aired on CGTV.

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