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14 Aug 2019

Colombia: Cerrejon Coal and government entities discount Constitutional Court’s orders for the exploitation of the Arroyo Bruno

After a Roundtable regarding the diversion of one of the last water sources existing in the La Guajira desertic region, the Arroyo Bruno, various groups, including the communities of La Gran Parada, Paradero and La Horqueta, along with CCAJAR Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, CINEP/PPP Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular/Programa por la Paz and Censat-Agua Viva, stated that Cerrejón Coal (part of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore) and government entities disregarded the Constitutional Court’s orders and guidelines for the exploitation and diversion of the Arroyo Bruno, and subsequently request from other entities to guarantee the rights of the communities that have been affected. Includes company comments.