Failed resettlements and water crisis at Cerrejon
The consortium at Cerrejon has failed to fulfil resettlement obligations, including access to safe drinking water, employment and health facilities in communities that were forcibly evicted who later returned to their old villages near the mine. Furthermore, Wayuu communities have filed a legal demand against the Cerrejon mine and the Colombian state to stop the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno, a vital water source in one of the driest regions of Colombia.
Anglo American agreed to sell 33% of its Cerrejon shares to Glencore plc, which acquired full ownership of the mine in January 2022 (Anglo American 2021).
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