UN asked to suspend Cerrejon coal mining in 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...
Questions for Anglo American

Questions for Anglo American

Anglo American is one of the world’s biggest, wealthiest mining companies. Its Annual General Meeting (AGM, or annual shareholders’ meeting) was on 5 May – but it was held with only two people present, because of the UK government’s...
New death threats against Wayuu Women’s Force

New death threats against Wayuu Women’s Force

New death threats have been issued against LMN’s friends in indigenous Colombian organisation Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu (Wayuu Women’s Force). Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu has been heavily involved in the struggle for justice in the face of the environmental...
Christian Aid Ireland slams Cerrejón Coal

Christian Aid Ireland slams Cerrejón Coal

Christian Aid Ireland has published a damning report about Cerrejón Coal’s impacts on the communities around its operations. Cerrejón is owend by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP Group and Glencore. The Republic of Ireland’s only coal-fired...