Downriver from Port Trociuk in the fishing town of Ayolas, fisherman Claudio Domínguez described excruciating economic difficulties for ordinary families as he gathered bait in the shallows.
“There are barely any fish … really nothing. It’s been like this for four months,” he said.
“Everything depends on the river. We all depend on it,” Domínguez said.
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