Bolivia violates the Minamata Agreement without reporting mercury emissions

The Minamata Agreement was signed by Bolivia in 2013 along with 140 other countries, as it is a global problem that causes damage to the health of living systems and consequently to human beings. Currently, the Convention is not being complied with because Bolivia didn’t issue reports on mercury emissions into the environment that could help define vulnerable sites and generate policies to control contamination. After the “Baseline Study on Mercury Uses, Emissions and Contamination” was presented in 2016, these reports were no longer updated. The main problem lies the in gold mining that poison the population that consume contaminated water and food such as fish.

Source: ANF