Communities in the municipality of Bolivar in the Colombian province of Cauca held a demonstration on 18 September to protest against the presence of London-listed South African multinational AngloGold Ashanti. A community forum was held in the municipal arena, addressed by a representative of the company. Grassroots and trade union organisations and student representatives from the Universities of Cauca and Tolima expressed their unanimous opposition to the company’s planned exploration and exploitation in the hills and mountains of the municipality.
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