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Colombia: Constitutional Court suspends Cerrejon’s permit to divert stream over lack of consultations with local indigenous groups; incl. company statement

Following legal mechanisms used by Wayuu indigenous groups and Afro descendant leaders in La Guajira, the decision by the Constitutional Court rules that until it verifies that FPIC was carried out respecting the fundamental right to prior consent, Cerrejon coal (joint venture BHP Billiton, Glencore and Anglo American) cannot continue its works to deviate the Bruno stream.  Locals allege it will impact their water sources in the most desert zone of the country.

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