AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

Just over a year ago, LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign published a report on AngloGold Ashanti’s efforts to open a huge new open pit gold mine at La Colosa in the Colombian province of Tolima. Local people are still worried about the project’s...

AngloGold Ashanti and the killing of Adelina

On the 30th of September, 2013, Adelina Gómez Gaviria was gunned down by paramilitaries in the small township of Almaguer, department of Cauca, Colombia.  Her eldest son, aged 13, was wounded in the attack. The 36-year-old mother of three was returning home after a...

Colombian town rejects AngloGold Ashanti in local vote

The inhabitants of the Colombian Municipality of Piedras rejected big mining projects yesterday in a local referendum. The population was summoned to respond if they agree with the development of “exploration, exploitation, processing, transformation or...