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Colombia: New Global Witness video on the situation of Wayúu indigenous peoples fighting Cerrejón’s La Guajira coal mine; includes company comments

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 13 July 2017

“Profit or peace: Activist killings at all-time high in Colombia” - 13 July, 2017

Indigenous communities around Colombia’s largest coal mine, La Guajira, have been forced off their land and had their traditional way of life devastated. They have been beaten by security forces – and moved to land they cannot farm…Jakeline Romero, a Wayúu community activist, continues to resist in the face of death threats, fearing the extinction of her people. Support her community by signing the petition

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Related companies: Anglo American BHP Billiton Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore) Glencore