On 26 April 2023, Anglo American held its Annual General Meeting in London. Working with friends and community leaders from Latin America, we organised a series of interventions and activities in the lead-up to this event.
Communities Public Statement
Working with communities affected by the Los Bronces project and El Soldado in Chile, by the Minas Rio project in Brazil, the Cerrejón project in Colombia, and the Quellaveco project in Perú as well as network members TerraJusta, we put together a following public statement. In this statement, the affected communities rejected the request from Anglo American to hold meetings on the grounds that the company had failed to listen to their demands for years.
Read the full statement here:
With Latin America Bureau and War on Want, we organised for Victoria Uranga (a community member of the Lo Barnechea, affected by Anglo American’s Los Bronces project in Chile) and Carlos Mitraud (a community member of Córregos, a district in the municipality of Conceição do Mato Dentro, where Anglo American operates the Minas Rio project) to visit London. Friends at the 12 October platform also invited Lourdes Huanca, president of the National Federation women FENMUCARINAP (National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Wage-earning Women of Peru), and the three speakers took part in several actions around the AGM.
Read more about the visitors here:
On the day of the Anglo American AGM, a short demonstration was held outside of the QEII Conference Centre before delagates and community members went inside to pose questions to the company
Attending the AGM
As always, we attended the AGM to pose questions to the board – you can find our full write-up of the AGM here:
Lost in Translation? The 2023 Anglo American AGM