Cerrejón refuses work to young workers in Albania, La Guajira, Colombia

UN asked to suspend Cerrejon coal mining in Colombia

The United Nations is being asked to call for the suspension of coal mining in the Provincial Reserve in la Guajira, Colombia, due to the COVID-19 emergency. Statement from Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective),...
Yet another mining-related death threat in Colombia

Yet another mining-related death threat in Colombia

On 17 June, José Silva, president of Nación Wayuu, an NGO defending the human rights of the Wayuu people in La Guajira, found a floral wreath at the entrance to his home with a threatening note saying, “Your funeral is approaching.” Nación Wayuu has been...
Caimanes: injustice, dust and megamining

Caimanes: injustice, dust and megamining

By Elif Karakartal, documentary film-maker and Master in Anthropology. Elif witnessed and reported the Caimanes conflict between 2012 and 2016 as an international observer with the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation. An earlier Spanish version of this article appeared on...