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HRD Attack

14 May 2019

Juan Carlos Rojas Coal Trade Union - Sintracarbon

Incident date
14 May 2019
Date accuracy
All Correct
Death threats
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Colombia
Drummond United States of America Mining
Anglo American United Kingdom Mining
BHP Australia Mining, Oil, gas & coal
Glencore Switzerland Metals & steel, Mining, Oil, gas & coal
Other actors


Juan Carlos Rojas is a member of the Coal Trade Union Sintracarbon. The trade union fights for the rights of workers of Cerrejón and the protection of the freedom of association. Following a meeting in Bogotá with members of Dutch trade union, CNV, the Dutch Embassy and executives from Cerrejón, Drummond and Grupo Prodeco-Glencore where they discussed the future of coal mining in the country, Igor Díaz received a pamphlet signed by paramilitary group "Aguilas Negras" threatening him and other colleagues and accusing them of being guerrilla group members.