After nearly 20 years of destruction of communities and livelihoods and persecution, the Indigenous Wayuu communities of the Provincial Reserve in la Guajira are making an urgent call for UN intervention, due to the increased COVID-19 risks they are facing as a result of their constant exposure to poor quality air and the violation of their right to water as a consequence of the mine. Critics of the mine face death threats and state harassment. The Cerrejón mine is noticeably absent from BHP’s own timeline despite 20 years of ownership.