Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words.   This is very true for the collection of photos from El Salvador presented by Global Eyes Media.   These are not pictures for tourism purposes -- these are pictures to educate and illustrate issues facing modern day El Salvador.




2 comments:

William Gehlen said...

I have a computer full of similar images from 13 years working in El Salvador. It's strange that in none of them (except those from one mid-1900's mine site San Sebastion) do you see pollution or environmental damage related to modern exploration-mining activity. On the otherhand, look today at the rivers Acelhuates, Suguiapa, Las Canas, Titiuapa or any tributary of the Rio Lempa. They are increadibly polluted by raw seweage, rural agriculture and/or indusrial wastes (it is amazing to see the color of the water change from yellw to purple to green with foam; the smell is nausiating). Why doesn't CIECOM, other solidarity NGO's, and church groups attack this problem? Even the worst discharge ever caused by mining in the history of the world is less polluting than what ES has now! Any mining done by North American companies in ES would be internationally regulated and doggedly monitored by NGO's salivating to show even the smallest amount of environmental damage caused by the mining opperation. But hypocritically, they ignore a ubiquious, far larger and more dangerous environmental threat that exist in virtually every local industry present in ES today! Use tax revenues generated by regulated industries to clean up the country and help the poor people with jobs! Make the companies sponsor public works projects (like water projects and sewage conrols) from profits! But no! No to captalism, no to forgein investment and no to mining! That's all you get from these people. Nothing that will help solve ES's problems! I feel for the poor in El Salvador. I have many friends who have nothing of value, no opportunities to improve their situations, and no hope as well! The future is black!

my darned opinion... said...

It's true... your point of view is valid and true. My country is blind. No authority cares about it... it's just sad...