Oil exploitation in Arauca

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Ecoeptrol, the Colombian state oil company, which has been involved in oil exploitation in the department of Arauca for years..

Is a region rich in natural resources, including oil, and the company has seen this as an opportunity for profit.

Oil exploitation in Arauca has had a significant impact on the environment and local communities.

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Oil extraction has led to deforestation, water and air pollution, and the degradation of ecosystems, and indigenous and peasant communities living in the area have suffered displacement, conflict and human rights violations.

Ecopetrol has claimed that it takes measures to mitigate the environmental and social impacts of its activity, but sometimes it is difficult to believe in the good intentions of a company that seeks to maximise its profits at any cost.

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Oh, and let's not forget to mention the economic benefits that oil exploitation supposedly brings.

The reality is that the profits often remain in the hands of a few, while local communities and the environment pay the price.