Court rules company failed to consult local people
A highly controversial new mining project in Colombia has been halted by court order, because the operating company failed to consult with local communities. Over the past year Muriel Mining’s Mande Norte operations have been vigorously attacked by a number of organisations inside and outside Colombia.
So, too,  has Rio Tinto’s association with Muriel: the UK-Australian giant has an option agreement to “farm-in” to a future mine or its profits.