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Alternative Report on the controversial gold mining project in Colombia

Author: Colombia Solidarity Campaign (UK), Published on: 7 December 2013

…Colombia Solidarity Campaign has published an Alternative Report about La Colosa, the AngloGold Ashanti gold mining project in Colombia’s municipality of Cajamarca (Tolima)…The report unveils…findings which clearly show that if the production phase of the La Colosa gold mine goes ahead, its implications to local communities would be much graver than previously anticipated. Community leaders and human rights defenders are already paying the highest price - their lives - for their opposition to the large-scale corporate mining project…Numerous cases of harassment of people who oppose the mine have been documented…Following the assassination of campesino community leader César García, there is grave concern for the safety and security of other leaders in the region…[Business & Human Rights invited the company to respond. Response provided]

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Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti