Tabaco, Colombia: still no justice after 18 years

Tabaco, Colombia: still no justice after 18 years

On 9 August 2001 the Afro-Descendant community of Tabaco was forcibly displaced from their ancestral land to give way to the biggest open cast coal mine in Latin America: Cerrejon. The mine is currently owned by Anglo American, BHP and Glencore, three multinational...
Cerrejón Coal: another forced eviction coming up

Cerrejón Coal: another forced eviction coming up

The Arroyo Bruno near El Rocío The indigenous community of El Rocío, located along the Arroyo Bruno (Bruno Stream) between Albania and Maicao in La Guajira, Colombia, was threatened with forcible displacement by police on 23 and 24 July, and has since been verbally...
Saving the river: the struggle for Colombia’s Arroyo Bruno

Saving the river: the struggle for Colombia’s Arroyo Bruno

Senator Jorge Robledo at the hearing in Riohacha On Monday 9 July, representatives of LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Swiss NGO Aktionsgruppe Schweiz Kolumbien, US-based North Shore Colombia Solidarity and other international observers attended an event...
Open letter to mining companies at Cerrejon, Colombia

Open letter to mining companies at Cerrejon, Colombia

The following open letter was sent on Monday 8 July 2019 to Cerrejon Coal and its multinational corporate owners Coal mining in Colombia: Diversion of the Arroyo Bruno and fulfilment of Constitutional Court Sentence SU-698 of 2017 We are writing to express our deep...
Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Dear friends, It has been six weeks since our last full news mailing, and there has been so much news we cannot fit it all in a mailing! I hope you’ll find the news below interesting, but remember also that you can find our full news output by following us on...