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“Colombians to confront BHP Billiton over community evictions at London AGM”

A Colombian delegation will grill BHP Billiton executives at their AGM over the mining giant’s environmental and human rights violations in Colombia. The AGM comes just weeks after the latest eviction of the village of Roche, near the Cerrejon coal mine. Further reports of threats and pressure at two other villages in the path of Cerrejon expansion have also come to light in recent weeks… The Colombians will also speak about their first hand experiences of the operations of Cerrejon Coal, jointly owned by London-­listed mining companies BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore, at a public meeting that evening at the Institute of Education...